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WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY 

THE Z. SMITH REYNOLDS LIBRARY 




1976-1980 



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ANNUAL 
of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1976 
held with 

WEST BURNSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 

First Day 
August 3 
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 

Second Day 
August 4 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

PLEASANT GAP BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 2, 1977 

BROWN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 3, 1977 



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ANNUAL 
of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1976 
held with 

WEST BURNSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 

First Day 
August 3 
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 

Second Day 
August 4 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

PLEASANT GAP BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 2, 1977 

BROWN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 3, 1977 



INDEX 



Calendar 3 

Dead (listed by Churches) 4 

Directories: Associational Officers and Committees 5 

Sunday School Officers 6 

Church Training Officers 7 

Woman's Missionary Officers 7 

Directories: Local Church Officers 

Sunday School Directors 8 

Church Training Directors 9 

Woman's Missionary Union Directors 9 

Brotherhood Directors 9 

Church Clerks 10 

Church Treasurers 11 

Organists or Pianists 13 

Music Directors 12 

Chairmen of Deacons 11 

Historical Events of Interest 13 

Map (Showing Churches of Association) 22 

Messengers (Listed by Churches) 15 

Ministers, Licensed 16 

Ministers, Ordained 16 

Proceedings 17 

Reports: 

Annuity Board 32 

Associational Missions 33 

Baptist Hospital 30 

Baptist Publications 27 

Brotherhood 25 

Children's Homes 28 

Christian Higher Education 31 

Christian Life Commission 32 

Church Training 21 

Cooperative Program 35 

Deacon Fellowship 25 

Evangelism 25 

Foreign Missions 34 

Homes for the Aging 29 

Home Missions 34 

Hospitality 20 

Library 26 

Music 26 

Sunday School 21 

Vacation Bible School 21 

Woman's Missionary Union 24 

Tables: 

Historical 36 

Statistical 37 



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CALENDAR 

October 

4 Associational Workers' Council Meeting 
10 "Biblical Recorder" Day 
15-16 SS Age Group Workshop, Ridgecrest Conference Center 

18 WMU Council Meeting 

November 

1 Church Training Meeting 
7-14 Royal Ambassador Week 
15-17 Baptist State Convention, Fayetteville 

19 January Bible Study Preparation, Mars Hill 
21 Children's Homes Day: Thanksgiving Offering 

28-30 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions: Lottie Moon Christ- 
mas Offering 

December 

1-4 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions: Lottie Moon Christ- 
mas Offering 
26 Student Night at Christmas 

January 

1-7 January Bible Study (Romans) 
23 Baptist Men's Day 

February 

6-12 WMU Focus Week 

7 WMU Executive Meeting 

20 Baptist Homes for the Aging Day and Offering 

March 

6-13 Week of Prayer for Home Missions: Annie Armstrong Of- 
fering 

15-16 WMU Annual Meeting, Asheville 
17-18 VBS Clinic, Ridgecrest 
31 Youth Night 

April 

4 Vacation Bible School Clinic 

17 Cooperative Program Day 

23 Baptist Men's Day of Prayer 

29 Annual WMU-Brotherhood Meeting 

May 

8 Baptist Hospital Day and Offering (Mother's Day) 

15-21 Week of Prayer and Special Offering for Associational Mis- 
sions 

16 Sunday School Meeting 
June 

14-16 Southern Baptist Convention, Memphis 

19 Baptist College Day— Scholarship Offering (Father's Day) 



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July 

4- 8 Week of Christian Study and Fellowship, Mars Hill 
August 

2- 3 Annual Meeting: Pleasant Gap, Brown's Creek 
28 On-to- College Day 

September 

8 Children's Homes Area Conference, Broyhill Home 
18 State Mission Day: Offering 
25-30 Sunday School Preparation Week 

State Convention and Southern Baptist Convention dates will 
be promoted. 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BEE LOG— Mrs. Edgel Hensley, Mrs. Edd Tipton. 

BLUE ROCK— Ruben Honeycutt, Sr. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Joe Banner, Duanne Penland. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Adler Byrd. 

ELK SHOAL— Mrs. Bertha Hilemon. 

FAIRVIEW— Mrs. Joyce Autrey, Mrs. Dora Huskins, Floyd Hus- 
kins, (Deacon). 

INDIAN CREEK— Mrs. Bessie Ray. 

IVY GAP--Clyde Buckner. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Marvie Liles. 

MT. MITCHELL-— Floyd Harrison 

MT. PLEASANT— Coy Mcintosh, Roy Pate. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Sam Grinestaff. 

PLEASANT VALLEY— J. B. Robinson, Mrs. Addie Allen. 

RIVERSIDE— Andy Edwards, William Robinson. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mrs. Cora Simmons. 

WINDOM-^Shelby Styles. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Mrs. Helen Gortney, Clarence Burlison. 
ZION — Mrs. Leonard Ayers, (Teacher). 



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ASSOCIATIONS OFFICERS 

Director of Missions Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Moderator Rev. Harold Bennett, Jr. 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Moderator Rev. Howard Buchanan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Sunday School Director Rev. Howard Buchanan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Church Training and Ministries Director Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Women's Missionary Union Director Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brotherhood Director Fred Phoenix 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Vacation Bible School Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director Library Services Miss Vergie Duncan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Music Direcor Mrs. Max Fox 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

CHAIRMEN 

Stewardship Cooperative Program Rev. Kenneth Mashburn 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Missions Mrs. Lavonne Beaver 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Deacon Fellowship Ben Riddle 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pastor's Conference C. W. Britt 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Life Billy Ray Bailey 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Evangelism Fred Harrell 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

REPRESENTATIVES 

Audio-Visual Aids Nat Howell 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

American Bible Society Mrs. Dawson Briggs 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Publications Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Higher Education Miss Sarah Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Homes for the Aging Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE 

Edgar Hunter, Jr., Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Fred Phoenix, 
Mrs. Jess Styles. 

BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Burl Maney, Mrs. Don Young, Everett Crout. 

ORDINATION AND RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES 
COMMITTEE 

Horace McLeroy, Ben Riddle, J. E. Wilson. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Howard Buchanan Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Mrs. Bruce Bailey Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Jack's Creek) 

Miss Wanda Robertson Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

(Mt. Pleasant) 

Fred Phoenix Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

C. W. Britt Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. (28714) (Bolen's Creek) 

Billy Buchanan Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Young's Chapel) 

Miss Madge Carter Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Beryl Thomas, Mrs. Roy Pate. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS 

Teacher-Improvement Director Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Outreach Director Charles Ray 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Extension Activities Director B. M. Tomberlin 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Records Assistant Mrs. Enzy Letterman 

Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Preschool Director Mrs. Jess Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Director Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Youth Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C .28714 

Adult Director Mrs. Ben Banks 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Mrs. John Powers 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Chorister John Powers 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Group Leaders: 

Ernest Buckner Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Kenneth Mashburn Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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CHURCH MINISTRIES AND TRAINING OFFICERS 

Secretary Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Route 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 
Director New Church Member Training Horace McLeroy 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Director Church Member Training Harold Bennett, Jr. 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Director Church Leader Training Mrs. Roy Pate 

Route 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Adult Training Group Leader Boyd Hensley 

Route 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Youth Training Group Leader C. W. Britt 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Training Group Leader Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Preschool Training Group Leader Mrs. Jack Hensley 

Route 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Chorister Mrs. Max Fox 

Route 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Mrs. Mike Higgins 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OFFICERS 

Director Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Associate Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Baptist Women Director Mrs. Howard Buchanan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Baptist Young Women Director Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Acteen Director Mrs. Billy Anglin 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Girls in Action Director Mrs. Harry Hayter 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mrs. Ed Sparks 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mission Friends Director Mrs. Jerry Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mission Study Chairman Mrs. Herman Howell 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mission Support Chairman Mrs. Dawson Briggs 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mission Action Chairman Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Pianist Miss Tensie Bailey 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Group Leaders — 

Mrs. Wayne McCurry Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mrs. Brooks Boone Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mrs. John Powers Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Miss Vergie Duncan Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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LIST OF PASTORS 

Bank's Creek Sherril Whitson 

Rt. 1, Box 11 17 AO, Bakersville, N. C. 28764 

Bee Log Frank Murphy, Relief, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek C. W. Britt, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek H. G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First.... Richard L. Muri, Box 425, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Warner Williams 

Rt. 4, 32 Parker Rd.., Weaverville, N. C. 28787 
Cane River Kenneth Mashburn 

Rt. 3, Box 34E, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree G. L. Kilby, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Frank Murphy, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Hall's Chapel Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Donald Burchet 

Rt. 4, 47 Herrons Cove Rd., Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Ivy Gap Homer Carroll, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Jack's Creek Lida Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Robert Melvin, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754 

Mount Mitchell Charles Willis 

Rt. 5, Box 219A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mount Pleasant ....Howard Buchanan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Ben Lee Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Harlan Ramsey, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Price's Creek Shelby Beaver, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Frank Murphy, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Shoal Creek Lee Ayers, Rt. 2, Bakersville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Frank Phillips, Indian Trail, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel....Harold Bennett. Jr., Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Zion H. Honeycutt, Jr., Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

LIST OF SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Cecil Stiles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock John Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Troy Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First.... Charlie Hensley, Box 302, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Fred Phoenix, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Ronnie Randolph 

Rt. 4, Box 191F, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Billy Ray Bailey, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Hoyt King, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Billy Huskins, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Greek Hubert Elkins, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Cecil Ferguson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Harold Evans, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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Laurel Branch J. E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. €. 28714 

Mount Pleasant B. M. Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Bill Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Dallas Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Edward Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe John Griffin, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Burl Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Marvin Norton, Green Mountain, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF TRAINING UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Ethel Fox, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek George Bowers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mike Orr, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Ralph Harris, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Doug Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Dennis Grinestaff 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

South Estatoe Lester H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28740 

Window Lawrence Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Edd Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF BROTHERHOOD DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Harold Lusk, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek ....Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. W. C. Thomas, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C 28714 

Burnsville First Mrs. Ed Hunter, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West.. ..Mrs. Mike Higgins, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Carrie Passmore 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Vergie Duncan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Opal McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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LIST OF CHURCH CLERKS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Cecil Stiles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Box 185, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Dan Allen, Rt. 2, Box 360, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Clarence Stinson 

Rt. 1, Box 100, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Ann Francis 

Box 31, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Bayard T. Howell 

Rt. 6, Box 346, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Fonzo Whitson 

Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Avis Hensley 

Rt. 3, Box 95, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Vernon Fox, Box 27, Micaville, N. C. 28755 

Elk Shoal Mrs. Margaret Morrow, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Junior Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Alice McMahan 

Rt. 2, Box 224A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Indian Creek Mrs. J. R. McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Pauline Chandler 

Rt. 3, Box 178, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Mrs. Carolyn Laws 

Rt. 1, Box 198, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Brooks Boone, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Mrs. Jarvis Wilson 

Rt. 5, Box 204, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Mrs. Ila Angel 

Rt. 3, Box 188, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Joyce Dale, Box 332, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Joy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Box 39, Green Mountain, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Valley Mrs. Lena McPeters 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Mrs. Bill Arrowood 

Rt. 3, Box 242, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Debbie Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford 

Rt. 5, Box 122, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Vera Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan 

Rt. 2, Box 247, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Mrs. Homer Ayers 

Rt. 2, Box 216, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 



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LIST OF CHURCH TREASURERS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Cecil Stiles, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Fred. Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Wanda McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek.. ..Miss Barbara Smith, Rt, 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Burnsville, First ....Harold Anglin, Box 275, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West ...Everett Crout, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack B. Hensley 

Rt. 3, Box 53, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Walter Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Gerald Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal .Miss Mable Angel, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Viola Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Edward Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Lucille Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek Carolyn Laws 

Rt. 1, Box 198, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Odis Wilson, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Mrs. Monroe Mcintosh 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Roy Lyle, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Price's Creek ....Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Barbara Pittman 

Box 223, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Shoal Creek Mrs. Terrill Young 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford 

Rt. 5, Box 122, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Bob Troup, Green Mountain, N. C.28740 

LIST OF CHAIRMEN OF DEACONS 

Bank's Creek John Burleson, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First.. ..Arnold Higgins, Box 402, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West Roy Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Fonzo Whitson 

Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River G. B. Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Wesley Mc Curry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Biss Randolph, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Sam Rathburn 

Rt. 3, Box 311, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Ivy Gap Woodrow Chandler 

Rt. 3, Box 178, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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Jack's Creek John Evans, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Theodore Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Monroe Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Price's Creek James Burleson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mack Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan 

Rt. 2, Box 247, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Zion Frank Evans, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

LIST OF MUSIC DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. , Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Sheril McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Clarence Stinson 

Rt. 1, Box 100, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek John E. Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Bill Thomas, Box 244, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Burnsville, West Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack B. Hensley 

Rt. 3, Box 53, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Cane River Mrs. Kermit Banks 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Linzey McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Bill Fender, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Elaine Mcintosh 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C .28714 

Mount Mitchell Danny Willis, Marion, N. C. 

Mount Pleasant Flay Hensley 

Rt. 3, Box 184, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Willie Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Valley Bob Thomas, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Tommy Pittman, Box 223, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Earl Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Terry McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Homer Ayers, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28714 



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LIST OF ORGANISTS 
(Or Pianist If No Organist) 

Bank's Creek Miss Sherry Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Beverly Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Lavonne Beaver 

Indian Trail, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Brown's Creek.. ..Mrs. John E. Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Oleato Carter, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, West.. ..Mrs. Mike Higgins, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Mary Turner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Kathy McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal Mrs. Wanda Ramsey, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Essie Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel ....Mrs. Robert Geouge, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Miss Donna England 

Rt. 3, Box 288, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mary Carroll, Weaverville, N. C. 

Jack's Creek Rhonda Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Katie Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Mrs. Jessie Willis 

Rt. 5, Box 2 19- A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mount Pleasant ....Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Pleasant Gap Ricky Carroll, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe 

Rt. 3, Box 257, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Glenna Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Rebecca Black, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Marilyn Young 

Rt. 2, Box 408, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Vera Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel.... Mrs. Rosalie Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion Pam Donnahoo and Judy Norton, Green Mountain, N. C. 

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST DURING 
ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 

BLUE ROCK— Celebrated 100th Birthday 1875-1975. 3 day 
Revival and Homecoming, August 1, 2, 3, 1975. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Ordination of 3 Deacons. 

FAIRVIEW — Completed building at cemetery. Remodeled 
2 classrooms. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Annual Homecoming, June 27, 1976. 
ZION — Purchased land and started church cemetery. Have it 
now completed, grassed, fenced and road finished and paved. 



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BROWN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 

In July of this year Brown's Creek celebrated its seventy-fifth 
year. The Diamond Jubilee activities included services on Friday 
and Saturday evening. On Sunday following the morning worship 
dinner was served. 

Brown's Creek Baptist Church came into the Yancey Baptist 
Association in 1901 as a newly organized church. Rev. Ben B. 
Riddle was serving as pastor. Rev. T. A. Hensley and Rev. Sam 
Tipton were connected with the organization of the church. 

The first building, a small frame structure, was occupied until 
1922. That year the congregation moved into a larger building. 
The land was given by Mr. Thomas Gibbs and the lumber by his 
brother, Mr. Jim Gibbs. 

In 1948 another milestone in the history of the church was 
reached. The congregation voted to build a new building. One 
does not always know the entire story of how God gets His work 
done but from observation one would believe that the "dream" of 
the building now occupied was born in the hearts of three indi- 
viduals, Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Mrs. Hattie Silver and Rev. Bar- 
nett Ray. 

The first money for the Building Fund came through the 
Woman's Missionary Society. The women of this mission organi- 
zation asked for and were given the job of cleaning the church. 
The money earned was put in the Building Fund. 

The first service was in the new building on January 22, 1950. 
The church was dedicated on June 16, 1961. 

Since the organization of Brown's Creek Baptist Church there 
have been four men "called out" by God and ordained by the 
church as minister, P. L. McMahan, C. A. Hensley, Barnett Ray 
and Fred Wheeler. Two ministers, Jesse Shuford and Alton Young, 
grew up in this church which had its share in touching their lives 
for God. 

Through the years since 1901, Brown's Creek Baptist Church 
has been busy about the Father's Business — witnessing to the 
lost in its community, providing opportunities for the growth of 
its members, telling the story of Jesus around the world as they 
have consistently studied, prayed and given! 



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MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

BANK'S CREEK— None. 
BEE LOG— None. 

BLUE ROCK — Mildred Gilley, Inez Honey cutt, Eddie Robinson. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Miss Tensie Bailey, Mrs. C. W. Britt, Mrs. 
Clarence Stinson, Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Mrs. Lena Harris, Mrs. 
Ethel Fox, Mrs. Bernice Robinson. 

BROWN'S CREEK— Mrs. Mollie Robinson, Mrs. Hattie Silver, Mrs. 
Robert Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Garland Brown. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mrs. Clifford Peterson, Mrs. C. R. Ham- 
rick, Grady Bailey, Mrs. Billy Anglin, Dick Bailey, Mrs. Louise 
Holcombe, Mrs. Luna Ray, Mrs. Ann Francis, C. A. Hilliard, 
Mrs. Arney Fox, Mrs. Edgar Hunter. 

BURNSVILLE, WEST— Mrs. Max Fox, Mrs. Myrtle Fender, Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert Hough. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Mr. & Mrs. Brit Halloway, Fonzo Whitson, Rev. 
& Mrs. Kenneth Batty, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hensley. 

CANE RIVER— Rev. & Mrs. Kenneth Mashburn, Mrs. Avis Hens- 
ley, Mrs. Verlan Edwards, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Ball. 

CRABTREE— None. 

ELK SHOAL^None. 

FAIRVIEW— Kelly Ballew, Bonnie Huskins, Carmon Ogle, Mae 

Ballew, Dewey Huskins, Belle Ogle. 
HALLS CHAPEL— None. 
INDIAN CREEK— None. 
IVY GAP— None. 
JACK'S CREEK— None. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mrs. Wayne Ray, Mrs. Colvin Freeman, Mrs. 
Brooks Boone. 

MOUNT MITCHELL— Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Huskins, Rev. & Mrs. 

Charles Willis, Rev. & Mrs. Mrs. Barnett Ray. 
MOUNT PLEASANT— Rev. & Mrs. Howard Buchanan, Mrs. Roy 

Pate, Jack Mcintosh, Kermit Pate, Mrs. Ila Angel, Mrs. Velma 

Hill. 

PLEASANT GAP— Joyce Dale, Faye Riddle, Mrs. Grace Ray, Miss 

Edna Jones, Ricky Carroll, Willie Riddle. 
PLEASANT GROVE— Van Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lyle, Mrs. 

Joy Letterman. 
PLEASANT VALLEY— None. 

PRICE'S CREEK— Mrs. Myrtle Blankenship, Burl Austin. 
RIVERSIDE— Mrs. Omega Mcintosh, Mrs. Daisy Gardner, Mrs. 
Grace Silvers. 

SHOAL CREEK— Miss Faye Hughes, Mr. Edward Hughes, Lee Du- 
laney, Mrs. Lillie Mae Hughes, Mrs. Nina Young, Mrs. Wanda 
Hughes. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Mr. & Mrs. Lester Wing, Mrs. Mary Autrey, 
Mrs. Nellie Webb, Miss Sharon Shuford, John Griffin. 

WINDOM— Ralph Griffith, Dennis Buchanan, Cecil Wheeler. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Rev. & Mrs. Harold Bennett, Jr., Vern Cook, 
Edd Howell, Herman Howell. 

ZION— None. 



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MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

Ball, Royce, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. (Riverside) 
Pate, James A., Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Bee Log) . 
Robinson, Virgil, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Bee Log) 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

Adkins, Glen, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Bee Log) 
Ball, Royce, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. (Riverside) 
Phillips, Benny, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. (Bee Log) 

OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Batty, Kenneth, I, Mt. View Rd., Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Byrd's 
Chapel) 

Bennett, Richmond, R, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Byrd's Chapel) 
Buchanan, Dennis, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Windom) 
Cook, Vern, LM, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Young's Chapel) 
Edwards, Lester, LM, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant 
Valley) 

Fender, Larry, LM, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 (Zion) 
Fox, Edison, LM, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Jack's Creek) 
Gardner, Gene, LM, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 
Gates, John, OM, 227 Lincoln Ave., Marion, N. C. (South Estatoe) 
Hileman, Roger, LM, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 (Zion) 
Hileman, Woodrow, PI, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Elk Shoal) 
Hughes, Jess, R, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. (28740 (Zion) 
Laws, Dale, LM, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Jack's Creek) 
Letterman, Theo, I, Marion, N. C. (South Estatoe) 
McCurry, Clifton, LM, Rt. 4, Burnsville. N. C. 28714 (Bee Log) 
McMahan, Vance, LM, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant 
Valley) 

Mills, Adam, PI, Marion, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Mitchell) 

Powers, John, O, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Brown's Creek) 

Ramsey, Faral, OM, Mars Hill, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

Ray, Barnett, I, Rt. 5. Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Mt. Mitchell) 

Ray, Bobby, LM, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 

Ray, Ellis, OM, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Prices Creek) 

Ray, Grover, LM, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant Valley) 

Ray, Harold, OM, Weaverville, N. C. (Pleasant Valley) 

Ray, Tommy, OM, Rt. 3. Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Pleasant VaUey) 



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PROCEEDINGS 
TUESDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 3, 1976 

THEME: "IN TIMES LIKE THESE" 

1 — The 98th annual session of the Yancey Baptist Association 
opened at West Burnsville Church on Tuesday afternoon, August 
3, at 4:00 o'clock, with the moderator, Harold Bennett, Jr., presid- 
ing. Sam Fox sang "In Times Like These" as a solo. Hugh Bor- 
ders, Director of Missions in Mitchell Association, led the opening 
hymn "The Solid Rock." The pastor of First Baptist Church, Rich- 
ard Muri, led in prayer. 

2 — The first item of business to be transacted by the messen- 
gers was the adoption of the program, with the theme: "In Times 
Like These". A motion was made by C. W. Britt to adopt the 
program as printed as the order of business. H. G. Bailey sec- 
onded the motion. The motion carried. 

3 — Fred Harrell, pastor of the host church was recognized. He 
extended a warm welcome to messengers and visitors and gave 
necessary instructions concerning the evening meal. 

4 — Burrel Lucas, Director of the Sunday School Department of 
the Baptist State Convention, brought a period of meditation 
and Bible Study to the group. His topic was 'The Nature and 
Work of the Holy Spirit." 

5 — The floor was opened for business. C. W. Britt requested 
all preachers to meet with him briefly during the supper hour. 

The following committees were appointed by the moderator: 
PLACE AND PREACHER: Ed Howell, Mrs. L. H. Wing, Mrs. 
Lena Harris. 

HOSPITALITY: Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Mrs. Roy Pate, Mrs. Ben 
Lee Ray. 

CONSTITUTION: Edgar Hunter, Jr., Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, 
Fred Phoenix, Mrs. Jess Styles. 

ORDINATION AND RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES: Hor- 
ace McLeroy, Ben Riddle, J. E. Wilson. 

BUDGET: Burl Maney, Mrs. Don Young, Everett Crout. 

The moderator announced that the association will observe its 
one hundredth birthday in two years and appointed the follow- 
ing people on the Centennial Committee: Miss Iva Nell Buckner, 
Mrs. C. R. Hamrick, H. G. Bailey, Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

6 — Hugh Borders directed the congregation in the singing of 
"Blessed Assurance." At the conclusion of this hymn, Mr. Bor- 
ders sang "Now I Belong To Jesus." 

7 — The work of the association was presented by a panel 
moderated by Harold Bennett, Jr., and composed of the follow- 
ing people: Mrs. Charles Tomberlin representing Vacation Bible 
School; Howard Buchanan, Sunday School; Mrs. Bruce Bailey, 
Woman's Missionary Union; Miss Wanda Robertson, Church Train- 
ing; Fred Harrell, Evangelism; Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Church Music; 
Miss Vergie Duncan, Library Services; Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Homes 
for Aging; Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Baptist Hospital. 

In conclusion, the moderator urged the reading of all reports 
in the printed "Book of Reports" which each messenger received. 



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8 — The hymn, "The Church's One Foundation" was led by 
Hugh Borders. 

9 — A solo "Reach Out and Touch" was sung by Mrs. C. W. 
Britt. 

10 — The annual sermon was preached by C. W. Britt, pastor 
of Bolen's Creek Church. His text was Mark 2:1-12. He dis- 
missed the group with prayer and the session recessed for supper 
and fellowship. 

TUESDAY NIGHT 

11 — The evening session began with a musical meditation by 
Mrs. Mike Higgins, organist. The call to worship was given by 
the West Burnsville Choir singing "In Times Like These". Robert 
Melvin, pastor at Laurel Branch, led the opening prayer. 

12 — The congregation sang "We've a Story to Tell" directed 
by Hugh Borders. Mr. Borders sang "Set My Soul Afire" and 
"Here Am I, Send Me." 

13 — Special music was presented by a group of young people 
from Bolen's Creek Church accompanied by Mrs. Lavonne Beaver. 

14 — A number of adults and young people from various 
chuches of the association participated in a pageant, "His Church — 
At Work". 

15 — Mrs. L. H. Wing was recognized to give the Place and 
Preacher report. It is as follows: Place 1st day, Pleasant Gap; sec- 
ond day, Brown's Creek; Preacher, Horace McLeroy. 

16 — The Hospitality report was given by Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
and adopted. 

17 — Pastors were requested to stand and identify themselves. 
Those present were: Howard Buchanan, Mt. Pleasant Church; C. W. 
Britt, Bolen's Creek Church; Lee Ayres, Shoal Creek; Charles 
Willis, Mt. Mitchell; Horace McLeroy, Brown's Creek; Fred Harrell, 
West Burnsville; and Robert Melvin, Laurel Branch. 

18 — Mrs. Jess Styles, Clerk, was recognized to call the roll 
of the churches. 17 churches were represented with a total of 
162 messengers and visitors present. 

19 — The moderator opened the floor for the election of officers. 
The following were elected to serve for the coming Year: Mod- 
erator, Harold Bennett, Jr.; Associate Moderator, Howard Bu- 
chanan; Clerk, Jess Styles. 

20 — Special music was presented by a group of young people 
from First Baptist Church, accompanied by Mrs. Edgar Hunter. 

21 — Dr. Nathan Brooks, Director of the Division of Church 
Programs of the Baptist State Convention, was introduced and 
brought the closing message of the evening. His scripture was 
taken from chapters 1, 2, and 6 of the Book of Revelation, and 
the title of his message was "How Would You Paint a Picture of 
Our Time?". 

2 — The moderator, Harold Bennett, Jr., urged all messengers 
to attend the next session at First Baptist Church tomorrow. 
He closed the session with prayer. 



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WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4 

23 — The morning session of the association met at First Baptist 
Church and began with a prelude of piano music by Mrs. Mike 
Higgins. Mrs. Horace McLeroy sang a solo "In Times Like These". 

24 — The messengers sang "He Leadeth Me" directed by Hugh 
Borders. 

25 — Horace McLeroy, pastor of Brown's Creek, led the opening 
prayer. 

26 — Richard Muri brought greetings from the host church and 
extended a welcome to messengers and visitors. 

27 — The moderator introduced Burrel Lucas, State Sunday 
School Director, to lead in moments of worship. His scripture 
was taken from Acts 2 and the title of his message was "The 
Christian Faith-Spirit Led." 

28 — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, director of missions for Yancey 
Association, was introduced to read the report of the nominating 
committee. The report was adopted as read. (This report appears 
in the Associational Directory at the front of the annual.) 

29 — The moderator appointed the following people to serve 
on the Executive Board: Howard Buchanan, Miss Wanda Robert- 
son, Fred Phoenix, C. W. Britt, Billy Buchanan, Miss Madge Car- 
ter, Mrs. Bruce Bailey. 

30 — The roll call of the churches was made by Mrs. Jess Styles, 
Clerk. Mrs. Styles expressed appreciation to the church clerks 
for the excellent job they do in sending the letters in on time 
and to the churches who contributed extra money to use in the 
printing of the annuals. A total of 96 people were present repre- 
senting 14 churches. Several visitors were present at the session. 

31 — Maurice Briggs, Chaplain from North Carolina Baptist 
Hospital, was introduced and expressed appreciation to Yancey 
Baptists for the support given to the Mother's Day Offering which 
goes to the hospital. 

32 — Bob Galloway was presented and described the ministry 
provided by the Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina. He 
invited the messengers to attend the Area Conference, which will 
be held at the Broyhill Home at Clyde, on September 9th. 

33 — Ralph Cannon presented the work of the Homes for the 
Aging. He announced that the ground-breaking for the new home 
at Asheville will be held either the 1st or 2nd Sunday in October 
and issued an invitation to the congregation to attend. 

34 — Hugh Borders led the group in the singing of "Forward 
Through The Ages". Mr. Borders expressed his appreciation to 
Mrs. Mike Higgins for her efficiency as accompanist. Two solos, 
"My Faith Has Found a Resting Place" and "Because He Lives" 
were sung by Mr. Borders. 

35 — Dr. Nathan Brooks brought a message to the group. The 
scripture used was Matthew 28:19-20. 

36 — The morning session was closed with prayer by the mod- 
erator. 



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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 

37 — The afternoon meeting opened with a duet "In Times Like 
These" sung by Hugh Borders and his daughter, Mrs. Tony Harris. 

38 — €. W. Britt, pastor of Bolen's Creek Church, led in prayer. 

39 — The moderator expressed appreciation to the members of 
First Baptist Church for the hospitality and for the delicious meal 
that was served. 

40 — The messengers sang "Beneath The Cross of Jesus." 

41 — Burrel Lucas led in a period of Bible Study. His scripture 
was taken from Acts 2. He expressed appreciation to our modera- 
tor, Harold Bennett, for his work in the association, and concluded 
his message by saying "It Makes a difference to me what happens 
to You." 

42 — Dr. Joseph Godwin, professor of Psychology at Mars Hill 
College, spoke on behalf of Christian Higher Education. 

43— "This Is My Father's World" was sung by the congregation. 

44 — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard suggested that a note be written 
by the clerk to express appreciation to Mrs. Paul Eckstorm, asso- 
ciational treasurer, for her efficiency and faithfulness in carrying 
out the many duties of her job. It was voted to do this. 

45— Marse Grant, editor of THE BIBLICAL RECORDER, spoke 
to the association. He informed messengers that over 700 church 
news letteres are received by THE BIBLICAL RECORDER each 
week and that all are carefully screened for news. Mrs. Miriam 
Grant, wife of the editor, was welcomed to Yancey Association 
by the moderator. Mrs. Grant is the writer of a column "A Wom- 
an's Viewpoint" for THE RECORDER. 

46 — Cecil Fox, pastor in Haywood Association, spoke on be- 
half of the Annuity Program. 

47 — Edwin Coates, Executive Director of the Baptist Founda- 
tion, was introduced and stressed the work of the foundation. 

48— Two hymns, "All That Thrills My Soul is Jesus" and 
"His Name Is Wonderful" were sung by Hugh Borders. 

49 — Dr. Joseph Godwin brought the closing message of the 
annual meeting. His text was First Corinthians 10:13. 

50' — The moderator, Harold Bennett, Jr., pronounced the bene- 
diction and the meeting was adjourned. 

HOSPITALITY REPORT 
First Day 

We, the members of the Hospitality Committee, wish to extend 
thanks to West Burnsville Church for the wonderful way they 
entertained the Yancey Association and for the wonderful dinner. 
We would also like to thank each one that made the program a 
good one. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 
Mrs. Roy Pate 
Mrs. Ben Lee Ray 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

The Yancey Baptist Sunday School Report is as follows: On 
Oct. 27 we held a Workshop for Pastors and Directors. Sunday, 
Nov. 2, was High Attendance Sunday. Twenty nine Churches 
reported with an attendance of 2175. The twenty-nine churches 
reported only 2,946 enrolled in Sunday School and an average 
attendance of 1,920. The resident church membership is 3,800 — 
this should say something to us! 

One factor in Sunday School improvement and growth is Pas- 
tor Involvement. The pastor must have vision and enthusiasm 
about the Sunday School and share this with the people. He 
should be interested in every detail of Sunday School work. Yet 
he must depend greatly on the talents and work of others. There is 
another important factor in Sunday School growth; COMMITTED, 
FAITHFUL, Directors, Teachers, and Workers. Paul's instruc- 
tions to Timothy in 2 Timothy 2, 2 is God's Word to us. "And 
the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the 
same commit thou to FAITHFUL men, who shall be able to teach 
others also. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Howard Buchanan 

CHURCH MINISTRIES AND TRAINING 

Training has become an imperative in today's highly complex 
society. In fact, almost every company will insist on some period 
of training for new employees. 

Our churches need to undersand the value of training. Church 
Training can make a difference in our churches today. It offers 
advantages to individuals and to the entire church. Capable lead- 
ers who have been trained are better able to carry on the work 
of the church and to carry out the Great Commission. 

This year we had a real good Youth Night. We met with 
Bolens Creek Church. Mr. Herron, pastor of Waynesville, brought 
the message and we had many to make deciisons. 

We have a total of 11 churches with Church Training. These 
report 420 enrolled and an average attendance of 282. 

May we strive to do better in our Training Program in the 
coming year. 

This year has been a busy one on the state level. Maurice 
Cooper, Director of the Department of Church Ministries and 
Training, reports that Associational Training Workshops were held 
in twelve Associations. Some other projects include: Conferences 
for age group workers,, Children's Bible Drill, Work with Excep- 
tional Persons, Festival of Creative Arts, Family Life Ministries, 
and Youth Corps. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

Vacation Bible School! Its name tells a lot. "Vacation" 
means free time and fun. "Bible" means God's written word. 
"School" suggests a learning experience. Put them all together 
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vacation time. 

Vacation Bible School is big both in size and opportunity. 

In the Southern Baptist Convention each year there are almost 
30,000 Vacation Bible Schools which enroll about 3,500,000 people. 

A thirty-hour Vacation Bible School provides Bible teaching 
time equivalent to about seven months of regular Sunday School 
attendance. 

A reward of Bible School is to see changes in the lives of 
pupils. A preschooler learns to share. A younger child discovers 
he owes his life to God because God made him. An older child 
is led to Christ. A youth responds to God's will in the voice of 
a vocation. An adult learns to accept others for what they can 
become rather than for what they have been. These are only a 
few of the changes which may result from Vacation Bible School. 

A church has the responsibility to share Christ with its im- 
mediate community. There is no better way to do this than through 
Vacation Bible School. Homes reached through Vacation Bible 
School will never be the same. 19 Churches in our association 
took this opportunity to open doors and hearts to the continuing 
outreach and ministry of the Church. These churches enrolled 
1,012. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris Tomberlin 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

The annual Woman's Missionary Union meeting was held with 
the West Burnsville Baptist Church on May 7, 1976. Seven of the 
eight churches with one or more WMU organizations were repre- 
sented. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shirley, missionaries to Argentina, 
were the guest speakers and did a fine job. As we learned of 
the work in South America we were blessed and inspired to do 
more to promote the great missionary effort — to go into all the 
world with the message of Christ and God's love for all mankind. 

On May 15, 1976, the members of Baptist Women in the asso- 
ciation prepared and served the meal for the speakers from the 
Children's Homes and representatives for our churches. The 
speakers visited in twenty churches of the association on Sunday 
morning bringing messages of inspiration and information related 
to our World Mission Program with special emphasis on the work 
of the Children's Homes. 

We are very conscious of the twenty-one churches not re- 
porting any WMU work during this year. How we need to or- 
ganize Baptist Women in all of our churches! What a tragedy 
that our children and youth are being deprived of the benefits 
derived from being a member of a mission organization. It has 
been several years since we have had an associational service 
honoring those working on Mission Adventure or involved in 
Studiact. 

As we look back on this year, we see the need for deeper 
commitment and for more active involvement in mission support 
by the women, preschoolers, children and youth. We have avail- 
able excellent organizations to make this possible. Let us strive 
to strengthen our groups now functioning and promote the organi- 
zations of more groups in our association. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Gwen Bailey 



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BROTHERHOOD 

People are not going to become any more actively involved 
in mission action than they are educated and inspired in the direc- 
tion of mission needs. Therefore, it is important that churches 
provide Baptist Men and Royal Ambassador Units for the men 
and boys. 

In Yancey we have two churches (Bolen's Creek and West 
Burnsville) reporting Baptist men with 20 enrolled. Three churches 
(Bolen's Creek, Brown's Creek, West Burnsville) report 24 Cru- 
saders and 20 Pioneers. This means that the men and boys in 
most of our churches are being deprived of participating in an 
organization that has much to offer! 

Respectfully submitted, 

Fred Phoeniz 

EVANGELISM 

There was an overflow in attendance of more than 2,600 pas- 
tors and lay persons at the Statewide Evangelism Conference at 
the Civic Center Auditorium in Asheville, February 2-4, 1976. 
The theme was: Freedom In Christ. The response from many 
people indicated that this conference was one of the best in many 
years. 

Lay persons and pastors continue to respond to the emphasis 
on Lay Witness Training through Lay Evangelism Schools. During 
the last four and one-half years 14,284 young people and adults 
have participated in these schools from 1,150 churches and 62 
associations. In these schools there have been 896 professions of 
faith. 

Twelve thousand people are expected to attend the state-wide 
Youth Evangelism Night, August 13, at the Greensboro Coliseum. 

The Division of Evangelism is continuing to cooperate with 
the Brotherhood Department in Lay Renewal Weekends. 

Good reports have been received on Evangelism Clinics in 
Associations. This year one was held in our association with ten 
churches involved and ninety-one people taking part. Rev. Bill 
Lamp, director of the Division of Evangelism Baptist State Con- 
vention, directed this effort. 

22 of the twenty-nine churches reported 96 baptisms. This 
means that on an average it took 38 % Yancey County Baptists 
to win one person to Christ. 

The 31st Statewide Evangelism Conference will be held, 
February 7-9, 1977 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Greens- 
boro. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Fred Harrell 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP 

"Churches are central in God's plan for world redemption." 
Deacons play an important role in the mission of the church. The 
functions of a church could be identified by these words — 
Worship, Witness, Education, Ministry and Application. Deacons 
elected by the church and "servants" of the Founder of the Church, 
the Lord Jesus Christ, are involved, or should be, in all the func- 
tions of the church. This says to us that deacons are important 



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and that the challenge of their task demands the best that they 
have to give. 

It is impossible to mention the many ways the deacons in the 
twenty-nine churches of this association have served but we do 
know they have shared in whatever the churches have accom- 
plished. We had one meeting sponsored by the association. We 
met with the Young's Chapel Baptist Church. Four deacons were 
ordained. Rev. Howard Buchanan presented the charge to the 
church and Rev. P. G. Mahan the charge to the Deacons. Dr. 
Joseph Godwin brought the message. 

Another year is before us. During this year it is our desire 
to see every deacon in each of our churches actively serving his 
church as God leads. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ben Riddle 

LIBRARY REPORT 

In order to combat the many outlets of pornographic and sub- 
versive literature that is available to our youth today, let's try 
to build and make available a collection of good, clean, uplifting 
and inspiring literature for those in our midst who will use it. 

Much, such material is needed in planning all phases of 
church programs. Books for reference, cassettes, filmstrips, pic- 
tures, and recordings, etc., are necessary in a well rounded church 
library. 

The following churches are trying to meet that need: Burns- 
ville First, West Burnsville, Bolens Creek, Laurel Branch, Mt. 
Mitchell, and South Estatoe. A slight beginning has been made 
toward processing some books for a library at Mt. Pleasant Church. 

Some other churches may have started a collection of library 
materials but have not reported to me. If so I'm sorry not to 
have given you credit for your achievement. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergie Duncan 

MUSIC MINISTRY 

The promotion theme adopted by this Southern Baptist Con- 
vention for 1976-77 is "Let the Church Stand Up." The emphasis 
is being carried by all church program organizations. 

In an effort to accomplish this objective the Church Music 
Program will include an emphasis this year on: 

1. Better trained workers 

2. More Choir members 

3. New Music groups, and improved use of music groups. 
During 1975-76 the emphasis was on Congregational Singing. 

In the Yancey Association we promoted on May 17 a Festival of 
Hymns. Five choirs sang a hymn from The New Baptist Hymnal — 
Bolen's Creek, Brown's Creek, First Baptist, Pleasant Gap, West 
Burnsville. Most of the one and one-half hours was used for con- 
gregational singing. We were privileged to have Charles Gat- 
wood, Associate Director of the State Music Department, with us 
to direct this effort. 

Two projects are suggested for the coming year: Hymn of 
the Month emphasis and Quarterly Hymn Sings. 



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Often in the psalms we find — "Come, let us sing unto the 
Lord." Today, we feel, the call still comes — "Let us sing unto 
the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation." 
How many of us ever stop to think of music as a wondrous 
magic link with God; taking sometimes the place of prayer, 
when words have failed us 'neath the weight of care? 
Music, that knows no country, race or creed; 
But gives to each according to his need. 

— Anonymous 
Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Ed Hunter 
Music Director 

BAPTIST PUBLICATIONS 

The Old Testament prophet Hosea declared, "My People are 
destroyed for lack of knowledge." Because of a great information 
void concerning truth, Jeremiah also cried out, "Publish and con- 
ceal not." 

Baptists have followed the instructions found in the Bible. 
The Foreign Mission Board publishes THE COMMISSION. The 
Home Mission Board publishes HOME MISSIONS. If you desire 
to be informed in all areas of Baptist work through these two 
boards, we recommend that you subscribe to these publicatios. 

The Sunday School Board is responsible for the publishing, 
among many other things, literature for the Sunday School, 
Church Training and Church Music. The Brotherhood Commis- 
sion Woman's Missionary Union published the necessary materials 
for Baptist Women, Acteens, Girls In Action and Mission Friends. 

Marse Grant, Editor of the BIBLICAL RECORDER, says, "Just 
as in Old Testament days, communication still remains one of the 
most sensiitve problems in our churches." Let me suggest that 
you think for a moment — how many problems has our church 
had that could be traced to a lack of communication? Too many 
church members are misled because they are uninformed, poorly 
informed, or misinformed. Churches must take the initiative to 
provide accurate information if work in the local church, associa- 
tion, and convention continue to show progress. 

The BIBLICAL RECORDER, our Baptist State paper, helps 
one to be an informed Christian and Baptist. Each year more 
churches understand the importance of providing the RECORDER 
for each family. When this is done, members become more re- 
sponsive because they are better informed. Each church needs 
to look at its budget carefully and then make provision to send 
this paper to each family. If the RECORDER is not going to 
every family in the church, may this be the year that your church 
will take this step. 

Baptists have made encouraging progress in recent years 
through bold mission enterprises. We are being challenged by 
the Southern Baptist Convention to share the Gospel with every 
person in the world in the next twenty-five years. If we are to 
join hands and hearts in the cooperative effort our people must 
be informed! 

Louie D. Newton of Georgia who has done more than any 
other person to interpret the value of Baptist state papers, said: 
"The investment any church may make in furthering the King- 



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dom of God is to put the Baptist state paper in the homes of the 
membership. These papers are the packhorses of every phase of 
denominational life." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Opal McDougald 

CHILDREN'S HOMES 

The variety of services provided by the Baptist Chldren's 
Homes of North Carolina have been increased greatly in recent 
years. Western North Carolina has shared in this expansion made 
possible by the generosity of the Baptist people and other friends 
of the dependent child. 

Western North Carolina has provided many of our finest foster 
homes since the beginning of this program in the 1930's. This 
continues to be one of our finest services. We are constantly in 
need of more good foster homes. Dr. Wagoner says, "We will wel- 
come an opportunity to talk with people who would like to 
work with us in this program." 

The Maternity Home in Asheville, opened in 1970, became the 
first agency-owned group facility in Western North Carolina. This 
has proved to be a much-needed and well-received service. Girls 
have been served from throughout North Carolina and beyond. It 
is recognized for its quality of care and Christian concern. 

After several years of careful planning, generous giving, and 
hard work, Broyhill Home became a reality in 1971. People in 
the western part of the state rose to the challenge and provided 
funds to purchase land and develop a campus with buildings and 
facilities for 60 children. This is the most modern, up-to-date 
facility of its kind in the nation. 

Many children find themselves in emergency situations in 
which they need help immediately. To serve this child we are 
developing emergency care homes. The Thermal Belt Youth Shel- 
ter at Forest City, now in its second year of operation, is proving 
beneficial to numbers of children in this area. 

The department of Child Development and Family Education 
is available to assist pastors and churches in planning and pre- 
senting wider services to strengthen, enrich, and support Christian 
family life. Members of the staff are available upon call to pro- 
vide assistance in planning for day care, family education, and 
related interests. 

Those working with our Child Care Program are deeply grate- 
ful for every expression of interest and means of support provided 
by our people. Special gifts, income through the cooperatvie Pro- 
gram, and the Thanksgiving Offering are vital to our existence. 

As Children's Home Representative in this association I would 
like to say to each member of our churches, "Thank you for every 
expression of faith and confidence in this great cause." Every 
worker with our Children's Homes would join me in this expression 
of gratitude. , 

Check the tables for the financial record. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergis Anglin 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 29 



NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR THE AGING 

Your North Carolina Baptist Homes have, in the past year, 
completed 25 years of growth and development. These have been 
good years, filled with the abundant blessings and goodness of 
the Lord. He has brought us from one Home, in March of 1951, to 
five Homes and an excellent Nursing Facility, from one resident 
to 230 residents and patients. Hundreds have been ministered to 
during these years, many lives have been blessed, and families 
have helped. 

The past year has been of special excitement and enthusiasm 
as we entered into the Fund-Raising Effort to raise $1,000,000 for 
the construction of the Western North Carolina Baptist Home in 
Asheville. In September, 1975, Brother Ralph Cannon, beloved 
pastor, and Trustee of the Homes, was called by the Trustees to 
serve as Director of Development and Denominational Relations 
and has been leading the fund raising program for the Western 
North Carolina Baptist Home in a remarkable way. He reports 
that the response from our Baptist pastors and people in Western 
North Carolina has been most encouraging, and that there is 
every indication that we will reach the goal. We are grateful not 
only to those in Western North Carolina, but throughout the State, 
for their good response toward making this additional Home pos- 
sible for our older people in one of the most beautiful spots in the 
world. 

When completed, the Western North Carolina Home, in Ashe- 
ville, will accommodate 50 people, and will bring the total ca- 
pacity of our Baptist Homes and the Nursing Care Unit to 280. 
We now operate five other Homes, and a Nursing Care Unit — 
Resthaven, the Hayes Home, the Nursing Care Unit, in Winston- 
Salem; the Albemarle Home, in Albemarle; the Hamilton Home, 
in Hamilton, N. C, the Yanceyville Home, in Yanceyville. 

In these Homes the best of care is given, the compassion and 
love of Christ shared and underscored. The love gifts of North 
Carolina Baptists make this Christian care and concern possible 
through two very vital sources — The cooperative program, and 
the Special Offering for the Homes, received on the third Sunday 
of February each year. Through these sources more than 35% of 
the Homes' total income is provided, and the majority of the resi- 
dents who cannot pay the full cost of care are supplemented. 
Gifts this year, through these sources, are greater than ever be- 
fore, and if we are to meet the overwhelming needs of older 
people in our midst, we must double and triple our efforts, both in 
numbers ministered to, and in support of them. 

Check the tables in the Book of Reports — you will find the 
giving record of our churches. Be sure to check your church's 
record. If your church did not give, please see that it does next 
year. If it gave but you are not satisfied with the amount, plan 
to do what you can to increase this offering next year. You will 
be helping to make life happier and richer for The Aging. 

Close at hand is another venture in the development of the 
Homes which we're excited about the building of apartments on 
the site of the Hayes Home property in Winston-Salem. The first 



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of these units is to be completed by the fall of 1977. 

Great things are in store for us in our Homes for the Aging 
as we look to the future. The Homes covet the earnest prayer 
and the continual support of every North Carolina Baptist. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Homes for the Aging Representative 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

'^Christian stewardship" is a phrase frequently heard in staff 
meetings at Baptist Hospitals. The hospital's leadership holds to 
a philosophy of administration based on stewardship and tries to 
pass this on to all employees. A continuing effort is made to 
help each employee, whatever his particular job, to realize that he 
is part of a team involved in a Christian ministry of healing. The 
difference this makes in the whole atmosphere of the hospital 
is evident to patients and visitors. 

This sense of stewardship demands a continual updating and 
upgrading of medical procedures to assure patients the highest 
quality care. One of the most significant recent developments 
is the creation of a department of Family Medicine. This depart- 
ment provides primary health care for a limited number of fam- 
ilies, that is, the kind of all-round, ongoing health care normally 
provided by a family physician. At the same time the department 
offers training in family medicine for physicians who will enter 
this field of practice. This will help to balance the trend of recent 
years toward increased specialization in the practice of medicine. 

Many of the physicians training in family medicine are re- 
ceiving part of their clinical experience in small towns and rural 
communities under the auspices of the Area Health Education 
Centers (AHEC), created by the State legislature. It is believed 
and hoped that some of them will choose to remain in these areas 
for their permanent practice. 

Improvement of physical facilities is another expression of 
the hospital's sense of stewardship. In recent months renovation 
of the west and south wings of the hospital has been completed; 
construction has been completed on an addition to the water- 
chilling facilities; construction has begun on a 4-level parking deck 
in front of Reynolds Tower which will provide approximately 
800 parking spaces for visitors; and construction has begun on a 
new building to house the new department of Family Medicine. 

The Pastoral Care Department continues to make its con- 
tributions toward the fulfillment of our stewardship. A chaplain 
is assigned to each area of the hospital and is responsible for 
providing a pastoral ministry to patients, staff and visitors in that 
area. There are capacity enrollments in all phases of the Clinical 
Pastoral Education programs. A third satellite has opened in 
Morganton during the past year. 

Mother's Day gifts for the fiscal year ending June 30 were 
$405,946.52, compared to a total of $390,000 for the preceding fiscal 
year. 

Please, check the tables in this Book of Reports. You will 
find a listing of the churches giving to the Mother's Day offering 
and the amount each gave. 



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We need to remember that Jesus said, "I was sick and ye 
visited Me . . . inasmuch as ye did it unto one of the least of 
these ye did it unto me." Our hospital needs the support of 
every Baptist! We support our hosiptal through our prayers and 
our gifts. We support our hospital by keeping informed of its min- 
istry and by sharing this information with those who need to 
know. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson 
Hospital Representative 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

In this Bicentennial year we have gone back in history to 
recall the important events which have helped to shape our country 
and challenge us to set our goals for another two-hundred years. 

Could we not review our Baptist history and be challenged 
anew to set some greater goals for Christian Higher Education? 

A careful reading of North Carolina Baptist history reveals 
that the Baptist State Convention was organized primarily for the 
purpose of establishing a Baptist college. When the Convention 
was formed in 1830, there were two church academies already in 
existence, as well as the University of North Carolina in Chapel 
Hill. However, Baptists wanted their own school. Wake Forest 
Institute was begun in 1834. Five years later the Institute be- 
came Wake Forest College. Thus, Baptists in this state have been 
closely identified with Christian higher education for 142 years. 

Today, the Christian higher education system of Baptists 
embraces six other colleges in addition to Wake Forest: Campbell, 
Chowan, Gardner- Webb, Mars Hill, Meredith and Wingate. Since 
1944, these schools have been guided in their development by the 
Council on Christian Higher Education of the Baptist State Con- 
vention. The Council is the only organization of its kind in the 
Southern Baptist Convention, and is one of the oldest educational 
cooperatives in America. 

In many ways, Baptist colleges and Baptist churches are 
inseparable. Through the Baptist State Convention, the churches 
support the colleges and trustees operate them. Churches look 
to the colleges to produce a majority of the pastors, missionaries 
and church staff members. Colleges depend upon the churches to 
encourage their youth to attend a Baptist college. During the 
1975-76 school year, these seven Baptist colleges gave student aid 
to 3,972 individuals. The Baptist Scholarship Offering on Father's 
Day, June 20, is used to help needy Baptist students from North 
Carolina Baptist churches who attend any of the seven colleges. 

More than 2,600 young people were graduated from these 
seven North Carolina Baptist colleges during the past school year. 

As North Carolina Baptists continue to support their colleges 
through the Cooperative Program and the Baptist College Day 
offering on Father's Day, what will be the contributions from 
the Yancey Baptist Association? What will be our goals for 
Christian Higher Education? 

Have the offerings through the Cooperative Program and the 
special offering on Father's Day in our Association this year been 



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pleasing to The Lord? Have they been worthy gifts? Check the 
Financial Tables in this Book of Reports for our giving record 
for the cause of Christian Higher Education. 

In the Bapiist Faith and Message, adopted by the Southern 
Baptist Convention in 1963, the following statement occurs: "The 
cause of education in the kingdom of Christ is coordinate with the 
causes of missions and general benevolence and should receive 
along with these the liberal support of the churches. An adequate 
system of Christian schools is necessary to a complete spiritual 
program for Christ's people. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sara Hensley 

ANNUITY BOARD OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST 
CONVENTION 

Southern Baptist churches depend on the Annuity Board to 
provide retirement and insurance protection to pastors and others 
in church-related vocations. 

The Board holds in trust retirement contributions from nearly 
40,000 persons. Their contributions will be converted into annuity 
benefits when they retire. 

These contributions taken together, are considered as funds 
held in trust by the Annuity Board. They now amount to $401,- 
135,261. While this appears to be a great deal of money, this 
must be divided among the 40,000 future annuitants and serve 
their lifetime, past-retirement needs. 

Darrel H. Morgan, president of the Board, described the year 
as "an excellent year of recovery, growth, and optimism!" In- 
come from the investment of funds held in trust attained a one- 
year record of $23,149,064. 

Benefits paid to retirees, widows, and the disabled in 1975 
amounted to $15,734,003 in retirement and portection benefits. 

A 13th check issued in December, 1975, provided 8,221 an- 
nuitants with an extra month's income to help them combat the 
rapidly rising cost of living. It is called the 13th Check because 
it is over and above the 12 regular monthly payments. 

In North Carolina 2667 staff members and 2140 churches and 
associations are participating in the Southern Baptist Retirement 
Program. 

In our association 7 churches and the association are partici- 
pating in this Retirement Program. 

The Annuity Board helps churches and SBC agencies get the 
best coverage at the most advantageous rates in life, health and 
disability insurance. 

CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMISSION 

In this Bicentennial year of 1976, the attention of the nation 
has been focused on Christian citizenship in particular and moral 
issues in general. Both are of continuing concern to Southern 
Baptists. It is the responsibility of the people of God to strengthen 
and extend a Christian witness in a morally confused world where 
Christian morality is desperately needed. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 33 



Concern for Christian morality development is growing sig- 
nificantly among Southern Baptists. An increasing number of 
individuals, pastors, and churches are substantially expanding 
their commitment to applying the gospel and their involvement in 
a responsible penetration of the world and permeation of society 
with the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ. Baptists commitment to a 
balanced and Biblical faith is deepening, concern for Christian 
morality development is growing, and commitment to be the salt 
of the earth and the light of the world is increasing. 

Five areas of Christian social concern have required the special 
attention of the Christian Life Commission. These are the areas: 
!. Family life; 2. Race Relations Sunday; 3. Christian citizenship; 
4. Economics and daily work; 5. Special moral concerns. 

Charles Petty, Executive Secretary of the Council on Christian 
Life and Public Affairs, furnished us with this information: 

"A major concern for the Christian home has prompted the 

Council to distribute over 150,000 pieces of literature relative 

to the family." 

"Six tracts on citizenship were written and printed and are 
available for local use." 

"A Single Adult Conference is scheduled for October 29-31 in 
Charlotte. 

"The council continues to serve as a resource and referral 
agency for N. C. Baptists regarding applied Christianity." 
"The Christian Life Council's reason for existency centers in 
the concept of helping those who call Him 'Lord, Lord' to 
know and do His commandments." 

Christians should be busy about their task — the task of 
helping changed people to change the world. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Billy Ray Bailey 

ASSOCIATIONS MISSIONS 

Lloyd Corder defines the association as "A fellowship of 
churches on mission in their setting." Someone has suggested 
that the association exists to minister for the churches to minister 
through the churches, and to minister from the churches. 

The Association is not something apart from the churches — 
it is a fellowship of the churches. Associations exist to lead and 
help each church to actively enlist every individual within its 
territory and to lead the churches to participate actively in the 
total program of Southern Baptists in carrying out the Great Com- 
mission. 

Ninety-eight years ago the Yancey Baptist Association was 
organized. Today we have twenty-nine churches. The field is 
"White unto harvest" and our challenge is found in these words: 
"Enlarge the place of thy tent . . . lengthen thy cords, and 
strengthen thy stakes." 

What can we do to support Associational Missions. We can 
pray, participate in associational meetings, serve the Lord in a 
place of leadership, and lead our church to financially support the 
Association. 

The Yancey Baptist Association is a fellowship of Baptist 
Churches working and ministering together with Christ — accom- 



34 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



plishing together that which we cannot do alone. ". . . with 
one mind striving together for the faith of the Gospel . . . Philip- 
pians 1:27. 

You will find a list of churches and the amount contributed in 
the financial tables. 

The concept of missions originated in the heart of God. Missions 
can never be a matter of choice because we have been Commis- 
sioned to be Missionaries. North Carolina is a part of the mission 
field. 

The Division of Missions works closely with the eighty 
Associations. State missions can be divided into two Major Cate- 
gories. First, strengthening ministries — those which help a local 
church. Pastoral aid, church lot aid, the various departments — 
Sunday School, Church Ministries and Training, Music, Brother- 
hood, others — help churches perform their God-given tasks. 

Second, the ministries that lengthen the local church's witness. 
These are cooperative efforts requiring the resources of more than 
one church or Association. Examples of these are: work with In- 
dians, Spanish and Orientals; Shopping Center Missions; Chap- 
laincy; work with deaf; disaster relief; and Migrant Missions. 

How much did we share in the more than fifty-one State 
Mission Ministries. Check the table which lists the churches giving 
to State Missions. 

HOME MISSIONS 

Jesus said to His disciples "As the Father hath sent Me even 
so I send You." He came to seek and save those who were lost. 
Millions are lost in our homeland — to them He would have us go! 

Almost 2,100 home Missionaries seek to make Christ Known 
in the Home Mission Field. The Home Mission Board performs its 
Ministry through twelve programs. 

We are involved in this effort as we pray, give, and witness. 
As you check the table of "Home Mission Gifts" you will realize 
that more churches need to give and that our gifts need to be 
increased. 

1976 is being used by the Home Mission Board as a time of 
preparation for the "Bold Mission" emphasis of 1977-79. The 
Board has approved these objectives for the "Bold Mission" thrust: 

1. Let every person in our land have an opportunity to accept 
the Gospel of Jesus Christ! 

2. Let every person in our land have an opportunity to share 
in the witness and ministry of a New Testament Fellow- 
ship of Believers! 

FOREIGN MISSIONS 

Baptists need to move forward in the work of the Great Com- 
mission. We face Missionary responsibilities never faced before! 
God is truly leading us toward greater involvement in a world 
task. 

At this time almost 2,700 Missionaries are serving in some 85 
countries. There, Missionaries are attempting to bring light to 
this dark world. Let us never forget Jesus said — "Go Ye." We 
go to "these fields" through our gifts, our prayers the "giving" 



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of our sons and daughters. 

The sending out and maintaining of Missionaries, the train- 
ing of National leaders, providing adequate supplies of literature, 
Medical work, social service ministries, and other programs testify- 
to the "bigness" of the work being done by the cooperative effort 
of Baptists through the available channel — The Foreign Mission 
Board. 

More Missionaries, strengthened leadership training, increased 
use of mass media, more attention to health care and disease pre- 
vention, and prompt response in crisis set nations suggest some 
of "the dreams." 

Churches need to sense their responsibility. Churches need 
to increase their support. 

A table listing gifts to Foreign Mission is included. As you 
study this table, answer this question — Does my church need to 
increase its gift? 

COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

"Bold Believers In Giving — ... Through a Christian Life 
Style and Through the Cooperative Program" is a statement we 
see often. Southern Baptists are challenged to a greater aware- 
ness to the mission need of the world and to respond boldly through 
greater involvement in mission giving. Every church is urged 
to increase the amount given through the Cooperative Program. 

Jesus has set before us a task — "Go ye therefore and teach 
all nations." We, as Baptists, are committed to invest our time, 
energy, money, and lives in obedience to His Marching Orders. 
Churches are stewards, too. A church should demonstrate its 
commitment to this mission task in the use of all the tithes and 
offerings that come into the storehouse. Churches need to take 
a bold step in the support of World Missions through increased 
giving through the Cooperative Program. 

The Cooperative Program is often called the "lifeline" and the 
"loneline" from the church to the world. The Cooperative Pro- 
gram is a channel for world-wide witnessing. 

Each Church decides how many cents of each collection dollar 
goes through the Cooperative Program. The treasurer of each 
church sends the contribution to the Baptist State Convention. 
In North Carolina 66.66 cents of each dollar stays in the State 
and 34.34 cents of each dollar goes to SBC causes. (Foreign 
mission 16.37; Home Missions 6.19; Seminaries 6.94; Radio and 
TV Commission 1.60; Other Commissions 2.24). 

As individual Baptists worship Sunday by Sunday with tithes 
and offerings, as churches share with the State Convention through 
Cooperative Program receipts, as the State Convention shares 
with the Southern Baptist Convention ALL causes are assured of a 
continuing income. Baptists can have a meaningful part in all 
the work of Christ throughout all the world by giving regularly 
through the Cooperative Program. 

A table listing churches giving through the Cooperative Pro- 
gram is included in this Book of Reports. 



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ANNUAL 
of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1977 



held with 

PLEASANT GAP BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day 
August 2 

BROWN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day 
August 3 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 1, 1978 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 2, 1978 



ANNUAL 



of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS NINETY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1977 

held with 

PLEASANT GAP BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day 
August 2 

BROWN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day 
August 3 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 1, 1978 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 2, 1978 



INDEX 



Calendar 3 

Dead (listed by churches) 5 

Directories: Associational Officers and Committees 6 

Sunday School Officers 7 

Church Training Officers 8 

Woman's Missionary Union Officers 8 

Directories: Local Church Officers 

Pastors 9 

Sunday School Directors 10 

Church Training Directors 11 

Woman's Missionary Directors 11 

Brotherhood Directors 11 

Church Clerks 11 

Church Treasurers 12 

Organists or Pianists 13 

Music Directors 14 

Chairmen of Deacons 15 

Library Services 15 

Historial Events of Interest 16 

Map (Showing Churches of Association) 24 

Messengers (Listed by Churches) 16 

Ministers, Licensed 17 

Ministers, Ordained 17 

Proceedings 18 

Reports: 

American Bible Society 37 

Annuity Board 33 

Baptist Foundation 34 

Baptist Hospital 32 

Baptist Publications 36 

Brotherhood 27 

Children's Homes 30 

Christian Higher Education 35 

Church Training 26 

Cooperative Program 29 

Evangelism 28 

Homes for the Aging 31 

Hospitality 23 

Library 38 

Sunday School 23 

Vacation Bible School 26 

Woman's Missionary Union 27 

Tables: 

Historical. 39 

Statistical 40 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 3 



CALENDAR 



OCTOBER 

3, 10, 17, 24, 31 

Seminary Extension, West Burnsville Church 
5, 12, 19, 26 

Cooperative Program Prayer Emphasis in the churches 
9 "Biblical Recorder Day" 

30 SS High Attendance Sunday 

31 WMU Executive Committee Meeting 

NOVEMBER 

6-13 Royal Ambassador Week 

14-16 Baptist State Convention, Charlotte 

20 Child Care Day - Thanksgiving Offering 

20-23 Foreign Mission Graded Series Study 

27 Child Care Day - Thanksgiving Offering 

28 "M" Night (Training Union) 

DECEMBER 

4- 11 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions - Lottie Moon Christmas 

Offering 

10 Missions Night (WMU-Brotherhood) 
25 Student Day At Christmas 

JANUARY 

2-6 Bible Study Week (Exodus) 
8 Soul Winning Commitment Day 
22 Baptist Men's Day (Brotherhood) 

FEBRUARY 

5 Baptist World Alliance Sunday 

6 Workshop for Mission Study Teachers 

6-7 Statewide Evangelsim Conference, Greensboro 

12-18 WMU Focus Week 

19 Homes for the Aging Day - Offering 

19- 22 Home Mission Graded Series Study 

20- 22 Pastors' Workshop, Ridgecrest 

MARCH 

5- 11 Home Missions Week of Prayer - Annie Armstrong Offering 
9-10 VBS Clinic Ridgecrest 

12-19 Youth Week 

18 Youth Night (Training Union) 



4 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



APRIL 

16 Cooperative Program Day 

17-21 Baptist Doctrine Study (Training Union) 

22 Baptist Mens' Day of Prayer (Brotherhood) 

23 Life Commitment Sunday 

MAY 

7-14 Christian Home Week 

8 VBS Clinic 

14 Hospital Day - Mother's Day Offering 

21 Baptist Radio and Television Sunday 

22-28 Associational Emphasis Week 

27 Children's Bible Drill, Fruitland 

29 WMU Executive Meeting 

JUNE 

Vacation Bible School in the churches 

11 Religious Liberty Sunday 

11-12 WMU Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia 

13-15 Southern Baptist Convention, Atlanta 

18 Baptist College Day - Scholarship Fund Offering 

30 Training Union Meeting 

JULY 

2 Christian Citizenship Sunday 

3-7 Week of Study and Fellowship, Mars Hill College 

31 Annual WMU Meeting 

AUGUST 

1 Annual Meeting, Mt. Pleasant, 4:00 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. 

2 Annual Meeting, Young's Chapel, 9:30 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. 
18 Youth Evangelism Conference, Greensboro 

27 On-to-College Sunday 

SEPTEMBER 

12 Sunday School Leadership Night 

17 State Missions Day - Offering 

18 Training Union Meeting 

21-22 Church Training Associational Officers' Workshop, Ridgecrest 

24-30 Sunday School Preparation Week 

Ministers' Conference - 1st Monday of each month 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 5 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BANK'S CREEK - Mr. Coy Fox 

BEE LOG — Mrs. Kate Phillips, Mrs. Dora Phillips. 

BLUE ROCK — Mr. Lonas Tolley, Mr. Tom Gouge. 

BOLEN'S CREEK — Mr. Tommy Harris, Mr. Harry Hayter, Mr. Vint 
Westall. 

BURNS VILLE, FIRST — Mrs. Joanna Banks, Mrs. Jess Autrey. 
BYRD'S CHAPEL — Mrs. Marcene Hensley 
CRABTREE - Mr. Jerry Wilson. 

FAIRVIEW — Mrs. Cordie Autrey, Mrs. Mary Lail, Mr. Garland 
Autrey, Mr. Clarkson Hollifield. 

IVY GAP — Pierce Chandler, Jess Buckner. 

MT. MITCHELL - Mr. Barnett Ray, LM, Mr. Adam Mills, OM. 

MOUNT PLEASANT — Mr. Monroe Mcintosh, (Deacon), Mrs. Monroe 
Mcintosh, (Treasurer), Mrs. Lydia Hill, Mr. Jimmie Wilson, Mr. 
Clyde Robinson. 

PLEASANT GAP — Mrs. Myra Young, Mrs. Cumi Hughes. 

PLEASANT VALLEY — Mrs. Daisy Mcintosh, Sam Doane, (Deacon). 

RIVERSIDE - Mrs. Pearl Roland. 

SHOAL CREEK — Mr. Jess Young, Mrs. Lillie Hyatt. 

SOUTH ESTATOE - Mrs. Nellie Webb, Mr. John Pritchard, Mrs. 
Maggie Chrisawn. 

WEST BURNSVILLE - Mrs. Cora Cooper. 



6 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATIONAL OFFICERS 

Director of Missions Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Moderator Harold Bennett, Jr. 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Associate Moderator Howard Buchanan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Sunday School Director Rev. Howard Buchanan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Church Training and Ministries Director Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Woman's Missionary Union Director Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brotherhood Director Earl Tipton 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Vacation Bible School Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director Library Services Miss Vergie Duncan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Music Director Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

CHAIRMEN 

Stewardship- Cooperative Program Fred Phoenix 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Missions George Davis 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Deacon Fellowship Ben Riddle 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pastor's Conference Glen Freeman 

Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Life Billy Ray Bailey 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Evangelism Rev. Fred Harrell 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

REPRESENTATIVES 

Audio- Visual Aids Nat Howell 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

American Bible Society Mrs. Brooks Boone 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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Publications Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5. Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Christian Higher Education Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Homes Vergis Anglin 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Homes for the Aging Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Annuity Board Rev. Charles Willis 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Billy Ray Bailey, Chairman Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Cane River) 

Mrs. Brooks Boone Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. (Laurel Branch) 

C.W. Britt Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Bolen's Creek) 

David Shaffer Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Young's Chapel) 

Miss Wanda Robertson Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Earl Tipton Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. (Windom) 

Mrs. Bruce Bailey Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Jack's Creek) 

Howard Buchanan Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Mrs. Max Fox Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Jess Styles, (chairperson), Fred Harrell, Billy Buchanan, Miss 
Lola Hensley. 

BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Everett Crout, (chairman), Mrs. Don Young, Harold Anglin. 

ORDINATION AND RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES 
COMMITTEE 

Horace McLeroy, (chairman), Harold Lusk, Harold Bennett, Sr. 
NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Bruce Bailey, (chairperson), Mrs. Roy Pate, Burl Thomas, Dan 
Allen. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS 

Teacher Improvement Director Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Outreach Director Ed Sparks 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Adult Director Mrs. Ben Banks 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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Youth Director . . . 
Children's Director 
Preschool Director 



Mrs. Jams McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

. . . . Mrs. Herschel Holcorabe 
Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mrs. Jess Styles 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



CHURCH MINISTRIES AND TRAINING OFFICERS 

Secretary Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Director New Church Member Training Horace McLeroy 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director Church Member Training Edd Howell 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Director Church Leader Training Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Adult Training Group Leader Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Youth Training Group Leader C. W. Britt 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Children's Training Group Leader Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Preschool Training Group Leader Mrs. Jack Hensley 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 

Chorister Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pianist Mrs. Mike Higgins 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OFFICERS 

Director Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Associate Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Baptist Women Director Mrs. Howard Buchanan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Baptist Young Women Director Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Secretary- Treasurer Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Acteen Director Mrs. Billy Anglin 

Burnsville. N. C. 28714 



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Girls In Action Directors . . 

Mission Friends Director. . 
Mission Study Chairman . 
Mission Support Chairman 
Mission Action Chairman . . 
Pianist 



Mrs. Ed Sparks 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mrs. Harry Hayter 
Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mrs. Jerry Holcombe 

Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mrs. Herman Howell 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mrs. Dawson Briggs 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

.... Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 
Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Miss Tensie Bailey 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



LIST OF PASTOR 



Bank's Creek Harry Culbertson, Jr. 

Rt. 1, Box 117A, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Bee Log Frank Murphy, Relief, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock . . . Lawrence Westall, 300 Vetrans Drive, Marion, N.C. 28752 

Bolen's Creek C. W. Britt, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek H. G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Richard L. Muri, Box 425, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Warren Williams 

Rt. 4, 32 Parker Rd., Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Cane River 

Crabtree G. L. Kilby, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal No letter received. 

Fairview Ronnie Gouge, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Donald Burchette 

Rt. 4, 47 Herrons Cove Rd., Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Ivy Gap Homer Carroll, Weaverville, N.C. 28787 

Jack's Creek No letter received. 

Laurel Branch David Fryer 

Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754 
Mount Mitchell . . . Charles Willis, Rt. 5, Box 219, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Howard Buchanan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Ben Lee Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Fred Harrell, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Valley Harlon Ramsey, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

Price's Creek Shelby Beaver, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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Riverside Van D. Grindstaff, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Ayers, Rt. 2, Bakersville, N.C. 28705 

South Estatoe G.E. Freeman, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville .... Harold Bennett, Jr., Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Frank Phillips, Rt. 6, Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel David Shaffer 

Rt. 2, Box 283-A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Zion H. Honeycutt, Jr., Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 



LIST OF SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS 



Bank's Creek Ronnie McMahan, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock John Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Robert Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First . Miss Jackie Peterson, Box 627, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Ronnie Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Billy Ray Bailey, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Elk Shoal No letter received. 

Fairview Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Hubert Elkins, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Cecil Ferguson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Jack's Creek No letter received. 

Laurel Branch J.E. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Jack Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Bill Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove .... Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley David Honeycutt, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 

Price's Creek Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Maurice Gortney, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Edward Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe .... Donald Young, Rt. 2, Box 408, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Fred Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Wayne Tipton, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Burl Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Zion .Marvin Norton, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 



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LIST OF TRAINING UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Ethel Fox, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek George Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First . Miss Jackie Peterson, Box 627, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Junior Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Douglas Angel, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove. . . Dennis Grindstaff, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

South Estatoe L. H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Alan Lusk, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Lawrence Robinson, Rt. 3, Burnsvile, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Edd Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. Robert Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First . . . Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Box 314, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant . . Mrs. Howard Buchanan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
South Estatoe .... Mrs. James McDougald, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Everett Crout, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Bessie Buchanan, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF BROTHERHOOD DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Ed Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek . . . Edd R. Sparks, Rt. 5, Box 287, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Harold Lusk, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



LIST OF CHURCH CLERKS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Margie Burleson 

Rt. 1, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Box 185, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Dan Allen, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Clarence Stinson 

Rt. 1, Box 100, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Brown's Creek ... Edd R. Sparks, Rt. 5, Box 287, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Ann Francis, Box 31, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Fonzo Wilson 

Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Cane River .... Mrs. Avis Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 95, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Crabtree Mrs. Vernon Fox, Box 27, Micaville, N.C. 28755 



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Elk Shoal No letter received. 

Fairview Junior Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Mrs. Alice McMahan 

Rt. 2, Box 224A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Mrs. Frank Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap . . Mrs. Pauline Chandler, Rt. 3, Box 178, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Jack's Creek No letter received. 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Brooks Boone, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Mrs. Jarvis Wilson 

Rt. 5, Box 213, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Mount Pleasant . . Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Box 188, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Joyce Dale, Box 332, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Joy Letterman 

Rt. 2, Box 39, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Mrs. Lena McPeters, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Price's Creek Mrs. Bill Arrowood 

Rt. 3, Box 242, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Karen Robinson, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Bayard T. Howell 

Rt. 6, Box 346, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Vera Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel . . Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Box 247, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Zion Mrs. Homer Ayers, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

LIST OF CHURCH TREASURERS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Margie Burleson 

Rt. 1, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Fred Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Wanda McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Harold Anglin, Box 275, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 53, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Walter Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtre Gerald Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Elk Shoal No letter received. 

Fairview Mrs. Viola Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Edward Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Indian Creek Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Lucille Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Jack's Creek No letter received. 



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Laurel Branch Mrs. P. B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Odis Wilson, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Miss Lola Ann Hensley 

Rt. 3, Box 184, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Roy Lyle, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Vera Garland, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Barbara A. Pittman, Box 223, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Grace B. Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Everett Crout, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Ralph Griffith, Box 342, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Mrs. Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Zion Bob Troup, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

LIST OF ORGANISTS 
(Or Pianist If No Organist) 

Bank's Creek Marilyn Wooby, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log 

Blue Rock Jean Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Lavonne Beaver 

Indian Trail, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Oleta Carter, Rt. 3, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Mary Turner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Kathy McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Elk Shoal No letter received. 

Fairview Mrs. Essie Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Ruby Lee Geouge, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Indian Creek Rebekah Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mary Carroll, Weaverville, N.C. 

Jack's Creek No letter received. 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Katie Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Mrs. Jessie Willis 

Rt. 5, Box 219, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Ricky Carroll, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove None 

Pleasant Valley Teresa Mason, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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Riverside Mrs. Glenna Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Rebecca Black, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Marilyn Young 

Rt. 2, Box 408, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Mike Higgins, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Vera Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Tammy Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Zion Mrs. Charles Donahoo, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



LIST OF MUSIC DIRECTORS 



Bank's Creek Mrs. Margie Burleson 

Rt. 1, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Sheril McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek . . Clarence Stinson, Rt. 1, Box 100, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Bill Thomas, Box 244, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754 

Byrd's Chapel Jack Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 53, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Kermit Banks, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Vernon Fox, Box 27, Micaville, N. C. 28755 

Fairview Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Linzey McMahan 

Rt. 2, Box 224A, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Indian Creek Willie Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Gary Fox, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Ceilia Fryer & Linda Griffith 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Danny Willis, Marion, N. C. 28752 

Mount Pleasant Flay Hensley 

Rt. 3, Box 184, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Willie Riddle, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Tommy Pittman, Box 223, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Ramon Autrey, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Earl Tipton, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Terry McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Zion Homer Ayers, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 



SOME OF THE CHURCHES DID NOT LIST A MUSIC DIRECTOR 



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LIST OF CHAIRMEN OF DEACONS 



Bank's Creek John Burleson 

Rt. 1, Box 331, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Blue Rock Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks 

Rt. 5, Box 287, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Charlie Hensley, Box 302, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Fonzo Whitson 

Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Cane River Burl Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Crabtree Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Fairview Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Indian Creek Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Woodrow Chandler 

Rt. 3, Box 178, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Theodore Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Jack Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove . . . Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Pleasant Valley Not listed on letter. 

Price's Creek James Burleson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Riverside Mack Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

South Estatoe Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

West Burnsville Roy Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Windom Fred Buchanan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Young's Chapel . . Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Box 247, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Zion Frank Evans, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF DIRECTORS OF LIBRARY SERVICES 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Christine Howell, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. Carl Sandlin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Miss Barbara Hensley, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Miss Vergie Duncan 

Rt. 3, Box 123F7, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
South Estatoe Mrs. Annie Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 



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HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST DURING 
ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 

BROWN'S CREEK— Diamond Jubliee was observed. Former 
pastors and members were involved in week-end activities. History of 
church was presented. 

CRABTREE— Installed carpet in hallway. Purchased new hymnals. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Annual Homecoming, June 26, 1977. 

MOUNT PLEASANT— Final payment made on bank loan, Decem- 
ber 28, 1976. Note Burning ceremony held June 12, 1977. 

PLEASANT GROVE— Mr. Howard Garland ordained as a deacon, 
June 12, 1977. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Completed and dedicated pastorium. 
ZION— Bought land for cemetery. Fenced lot and paved road. 
MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 

BANK'S CREEK-None. 
BEE LOG-None. 

BLUE ROCK— Grace Allen, Sylvia Gouge, Jane Presnell, Sharon 
Thompson. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Miss Tensie Bailey, Mrs. C.W. Britt, Mrs. A.Z. 

Jamerson, Mrs. Lena Harris, Mrs. Ethel Fox, Mrs. Bernice 

Robinson, Mrs. Lois Roland. 
BROWN'S CREEK-Miss Winnie Westall, Mr. and Mrs. Garland 

Brown, Mr. and Mrs. George Davis, Mrs. Hattie Silver, Mr. W. C. 

Thomas. 

BURNS VILLE, FIRST— Mrs. Pam Anglin, Miss Cindy McLain, Miss 
Tammy Laws, Mrs. Golda Peterson, Mrs. Myrtle Peterson, Mrs. 
Luna Ray, Mr. Grady Bailey, Mr. C.A. Hilliard, Mr. Dick Bailey, 
Mrs. C.R. Hamrick. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Mr. Ronnie Randolph, Mrs. Hazel Hensley, Mr. Oss 
Wilson, Mr. Ronnie Bennett, Mrs. Reta Randolph, Mrs. Jean 
Robinson, Mr. Hoyt Bennett, Mrs. Bernie Miller, Mrs. Arnetta 
Bennett. 

CANE RIVER— Crate Higgins, Reverend and Mrs. Kenneth Mashburn, 
Mrs. Avis Hensley, Mrs. Verlan Edwards, Mrs. Aria Chambers, Max 
McCurry. 

CRABTREE-None. 

FAIRVIEW— Carmon Ogle, Bell Ogle, Dewey Huskins, Bonnie Huskins, 

Vergie Huskins. 
HALL'S CHAPEL-None. 

IVY GAP— Woodrow Chandler, Homer Carroll, Mary Carroll, Lucille 

Chandler, Lynn Chandler, Palm Chandler. 
INDIAN CREEK-None. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mrs. Wayne Ray, Mrs. Colvin Freeman, Mrs. 
Brooks Boone. 

MT. MITCHELL— Mrs. Jessie Willis, Mrs. Wilma Huskins, Mrs. 
Dorothy Ray, Lois Loftis, Mrs. Jarvis Wilson, Cecil Huskins, Carroll 
Hudgins, Buddy and Carolyn McMahan. 



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MOUNT PLEASANT— Reverend Howard Buchanan, Jack Mcintosh, 

Mrs. Ila Angel, Miss Vergie Duncan, Mrs. Doris Tomberlin, Miss 

Wanda Robertson. 
PLEASANT GAP— Sam Jones, Julie Hall, Bill Riddle, Grace Ray, Fred 

Ray, Ricky Carroll, Myra Ray. 
PLEASANT GROVE— Enzy Letterman, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lyle, Mrs. 

Vah Johnson. 
PLEASANT VALLEY-None. 
PRICE'S CREEK-None. 
RIVERSIDE— None. 

SHOAL CREEK— Lee Dulaney, Mrs. Nina Young, Miss Faye Hughes, 
Mrs. Octavia Austin. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— G.E. Freeman, L.H. Wing, Ramon Autrey, Mrs. 
Opal McDougald, Mrs. Louise Blevins. 

WEST BURNSVILLE— Mrs. Max Fox, Alta Higgins, Troy Cooper, 
Sarah Cooper, Mrs. Harold Bennett, Jr. 

WINDOM— Ralph Griffith, Cecil Wheeler, Fay Wheeler, Myrtle Bu- 
chanan. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Reverend David Shaffer, Billy Buchanan, 

Herman Howell, Edd Howell. 

ZION-None. 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

Hudgins, Carroll, Marion, N. C. (Mt. Mitchell) 
Fender, Larry, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 (Zion) 
Hilemon, Roger, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 (Zion) 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

None 

OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Ball, Royce, I, Rt. 1, Burnsivlle, N. C. 28714 (Riverside) 

Bennett, Richmond, R, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Byrd's Chapel) 

Blevins, Edward, I, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Fairview) 

Buchanan, Dennis, LM, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Windom) 

Cook, Vern, LM, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Young's Chapel) 

Fox; Gary, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N. C. 28754 (Ivy Gap) 

Gardner, Gene, LM, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (West Bunsville) 

Hightower, Terry, Box 8005, Asheville, N. C. 28804 (Indian Creek) 

Hughes, Jess, R, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 (Zion) 

Hudgins, Carroll, 1524 Leach St., Marion, N. C. 28752 (Mt. Mitchell) 

Letterman, Theo, Marion, N. C. 28752 (South Estatoe) 

Powers, John, OM, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Brown's Creek) 

Ray, Ellis, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Price's Creek) 

Roberts, Clarence, Box 1257, Weaverville, N. C. (Indian Creek) 

Wheeler, Carl, OM, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Windom) 



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PROCEEDINGS 
TUESDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 2, 1977 

THEME: "RIGHT HERE! RIGHT NOW!" 

1— The 99th annual session of the Yancey Baptist Association assem- 
bled in the Pleasant Gap Baptist Church on the afternoon of August 2, 
1977 at 3:45. 

2— For the call to worship, Mrs. C. W. Britt sang "God of Grace and 
God of Glory". She was accompanied by Mrs. Mike Higgins, Pianist. 

3— C. W. Britt, pastor of Bolen's Creek Baptist Church, led the open- 
ing prayer. 

4— Harold Bennett, Jr., moderator, presented the printed program 
as the order of business. Ben Lee Ray moved the adoption of the 
program and Howard Buchanan seconded the motion. The motion 
carried. 

5— Mrs. Max Fox directed the messengers in the singing of "Praise 
Him, Praise Him" and "Love Divine". 

6— Ben Lee Ray, pastor of the host church, was recognized and made 
announcements concerning the evening meal t and to welcome visitors 
and messengers to Pleasant Gap. 

7— Mrs. Jess Styles, clerk, was asked to call the roll of the churches. 
14 churches were represented with a total of 98 messengers and 5 
visitors present. 

8— Moderator Bennett announced the appointment of the following 
committees: 

PLACE AND PREACHER: Ramon Autrey, chairman, Mrs. A. Z. 
Jamerson, Bill Riddle. 

RESOLUTION: Miss Madge Carter, chairman, Mrs. Charles Willis, 
Mrs. Latt Fox. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: (See Associational Directory) for this 
list of names. 

9— Mrs. Sue Fitzgerald, representative from Mars Hill College, 
announced that literature from several areas of church life were 
displayed in the basement of the church and requested messengers to 
observe this display during the supper hour. 

10— An offering was taken to provide a filing cabinet for the 
associational office. A total of $110.67 was collected for this purpose. 

11— James Lambert, area missionary, was introduced by the 
moderator, to lead in a period of Bible study. His subject was 
"Encounters with Jesus." The scripture for this study was taken from 
Mark 5:25-34. 

12— Sam O'Neil shared plans of the Annuity Board with the group. 
He urged churches to provide for their staff members by including them 
in the annuity program of the Southern Baptist Convention. 



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13— Miss Sara Ann Hobbs, associate with the Baptist Foundation, 
discussed the work of this agency of the state convention. She informed 
the group that both she and Edwin Coates are available to meet with 
churches to discuss estate planning. 

14— Mrs. Max Fox led the congregation in the singing of "Redeemed" 
and "The Solid Rock." 

15— Hugh Starnes, Administrator of the Broyhill Children's Homes 
at Waynesville, invited messengers to attend the area conference which 
will be held at Broyhill Home on Thursday, September 8. Supper will be 
served to those who attend. Starnes also shared information concerning 
the work of the Maternity Home in Asheville. 

16— The Executive Director of Homes of the Aging, Bill Poole, 
introduced his wife to the group and expressed pleasure that it was 
possible for her to accompany him. Poole discussed the progress that has 
been made in plans for the Western Carolina Home in Asheville and said 
that money is available or in sight for the completion of this home. 

17— Moderator Bennett introduced Calvin Knight, Director of 
Denominational Relations at Baptist Hospital. Dr. Knight listed 3 goals 
of this institution. They are: 1. Provide best possible hospital and 
medical care. 2. Minister to spiritual needs of patients, 3. Keep cost of 
hospital care as low as possible. 

18— Willie Riddle, choir director of the host church, sang "How Great 
Thou Art" and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee." 

19— Following the blessing led by David Shaffer, pastor at Young's 
Chapel, the group adjourned for supper. 

TUESDAY NIGHT 

20— Mrs. Mike Higgins presented the piano prelude. 

21— Mrs. Max Fox led in a period of singing. 

22— The following pastors were recognized by the moderator: 
Charles Willis, Mt. Mitchell, Glen Freeman, South Estatoe, Richard 
Muri, Burnsville First, Fred Harrell, Pleasant Grove, David Shaffer, 
Young's Chapel, Howard Buchanan, Mt. Pleasant, Homer Carroll, Ivy 
Gap, Horace McLeroy, Brown's Creek, C. W. Britt, Bolen's Creek, 
Harold Bennett, Jr., West Burnsville, Ben Lee Ray, Pleasant Gap. 

23— The Place and Preacher Committee report was given by Ramon 
Autrey as follows: 1st day - Mt. Pleasant, 2nd day - Young's Chapel, 
Preacher - Fred Harrell, Alternate - David Shaffer. 

24— The moderator announced that an associational youth retreat 
will be held Friday, August 5, from 3:00 to 9:00 at Black Mountain Camp 
Ground. Mrs. Dean Harlan will be the speaker. 

25— The following committees were appointed by Moderator 
Bennett: Constitution: Mrs. Jess Styles, Chairperson, Fred Harrell, 
Billy Buchanan, Miss Lola Hensley. Budget: Everett Crout, Chairman, 
Mrs. Don Young, Harold Anglin. Ordination- Reception of New 
Churches: Horace McLeroy, Chairman, Harold Lusk, Harold Bennett, 
Sr. Nominating: Mrs. Bruce Bailey, Chairperson, Mrs. Roy Pate, Burl 
Thomas, Dan Allen. 



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26— Glen Freeman, pastor of South Estatoe Church, led in prayer. 

27— The youth of the Association, directed by Miss Sara Hensley, 
Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Miss Wanda Robertson* and Mrs. Edgar 
Hunter, Jr., led in a period of meditation entitled "Right Here! Right 
Now!" Appreciation was expressed to the leaders from the local 
churches who provided transportation to the practice sessions. 

28— Dr. Craven Williams, president of Gardner Webb College, spoke 
on behalf of Higher Christian education. 

29— Special Music was presented by the choir from Pleasant Gap 
Church, led by Willie Riddle. 

30— Dr. Cecil Ray, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the North 
Carolina Baptist State Convention, brought the closing message of the 
evening. His text was 2nd Cor. 8:1. His subject was "Miracles in the 
Churches." Dr. Ray requested that messengers join him in praying for 
the following miracles. 1. Miracles of love bursting forth upon our souls. 
2. Miracles of sight. (There are less baptisms in North Carolina Baptist 
churches than any other state in the nation), 3. Miracles of greatness in 
giving. 

31— The moderator urged everyone to attend the next session of the 
annual meeting at Brown's Creek Baptist Church, which will begin at 
9:15 in the morning, and led the closing prayer. 



WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 3, 1977 

32— The morning session, which was held with Brown's Creek 
Baptist Church began with a piano prelude by Mrs. Mike Higgins while 
messengers prayed silently for the missionaries whose names appeared 
on today's prayer calendar. 

33— Mrs. Max Fox led the congregation in the singing of "Blest Be 
The Tie", "He Keeps Me Singing", and "Trust and Obey." 

34— Richard Muri, pastor of Burnsville, First Church, led the 
opening prayer. 

35— Horace McLeroy, pastor of the host church, extended a warm 
welcome to messengers and visitors and announced that lunch would be 
served at Celo Methodist Church. 

36— Mrs. Sue Fitzgerald, Director of the Resource Center at Mars Hill 
College, invited everyone to view the display of church materials in the 
basement of the church. 

37— Glen Freeman, president of the pastor's conference, was 
introduced and urged the attendance of all pastors at each of these 
conferences. 

38— The report of the nominating committee was read by Miss Laura 
Mae Hilliard and adopted. 

39— The time having arrived for the election of officers, the following 
people were re-elected to serve for another year. Moderator - Harold 
Bennett, Jr., Associate Moderator - Howard Buchanan, Clerk - Mrs. 
Jess Styles. 



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40— Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Director of Missions, requested the 
help of messengers in deciding if next year will be observed as the 100th 
anniversary of Yancey Baptist Association. Our records show that from 
1878-1888 the name used was The Yancey County Baptist Association. 
C.W. Britt moved that we accept the year 1878 and proceed with plans 
to observe the 100th anniversary next year. The motion was seconded 
and carried. 

41— Area Missionary, James Lambert, continued with his Medi- 
tation, "Encounters with Jesus". His scripture was taken from John 
2:23-John 3:16. 

42— Moderator Bennett invited messengers to accompany him on a 
walk through the Book of Reports. The following people participated: 
Nellie Styles, Fred Harrell, Howard Buchanan, Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, 
Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson and Miss Vergie Duncan. 

43— Dr. Joseph Godwin, Professor of Psychology, at Mars Hill 
College, was presented and spoke to the group. His topic was "The 
Association, Base For Bold Mission, Right Here, Right Now." Dr. 
Godwin referred to the association as a "Christian log-rolling" (doing 
together what no church can do alone.) 

44— The moderator expressed appreciation to Mrs. Max Fox, Music 
Director, and Mrs. Mike Higgins, pianist. Mrs. Fox led the group in the 
singing of "Our Best." 

45— Haven Lowe, Pastor of the Cherokee Baptist Church, along with 
his wife and two ladies from the church, Mrs. Stacy Schnuke and Miss 
Cindy Taylor, shared information about life on the Cherokee 
Reservation and concerning the work of the church. Pastor Lowe stated 
that our of the 18 Baptist churches located in Cherokee, only 10 are 
Southern Baptist Churches. He discussed the ministry of the Day Care 
Center at the church, which provides for 40 children and announced that 
this is "Missions in Action." Miss Taylor led a prayer in the Cherokee 
language. 

46— The associational clerk, Mrs. Jess Styles, was asked to call the 
roll of the churches. A total of 82 messengers and visitors were present, 
representing 16 churches. 

47— Following a message in song by Mrs. Horace McLeroy, the 
annual sermon was preached by Horace McLeroy, pastor of Brown's 
Creek Church. His text was taken from Mark 11:3. The title of his 
sermon was "Humble Ways of Serving Jesus." 

48— Following a blessing by Dr. Robert Melvin, the messengers 
adjourned for lunch and fellowship. 



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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 

49— The afternoon session began with a solo "God of Grace and God 
of Glory" which was sung by Mrs. C. W. Britt. 

50— The opening hymn was "Blessed Be The Name." 

51— Fred Harrell led in prayer. 

52— Moderator Bennett announced that a Seminar on State Missions 
will be held at First Baptist Church on September 13, 7:30 P.M. 

53— The report of the hospitality committee was read by Miss Madge 
Carter and approved. 

54— James Lambert brought the last of his meditations in the series 
which he began in the first session, concerning people who had 
encounters with Jesus. 

55— The moderator expressed appreciation for Mr. and Mrs. Boyd 
Hensley, members of Brown's Creek Church, who are serving as lay 
volunteers in Zambia. 

56— A solo was sung by Miss Kathy McCurry. 

57— Mrs. Dean Harlan, missionary to Venezuela, was presented and 
shared information about the work that she and her husband do as part 
of a team that carries the message of Jesus Christ to all people of the 
world. Mrs. Harlan's husband supervises the work of 3 Baptist Book 
Stores in Venezuela. The importance of praying for missionaries was 
stressed by Mrs. Harlan. She is the former Katie McMahan of the 
Pensacola section of Yancey County. 

58— Moderator Bennett introduced Mrs. Marse Grant, wife of the 
editor of THE BIBLICAL RECORDER, and writer of the weekly column 
"A Woman's Viewpoint" which appears in the RECORDER. Mrs. Grant 
emphasized the importance of becoming better informed Baptists. How 
can we do this? "By reading everything we get our hands on that is 
worthwhile." The BIBLICAL RECORDER has a circulation of 120,000 
copies weekly, making it the third largest publication in the state. The 
purpose of this publication is to inform, inspire and stimulate the 
thinking of Baptists. Mrs. Grant concluded her remarks by saying that 
the Bible should have the highest priority of any printed material. 

59— Dr. Robert Melvin, Chaplain at Mars Hill College, brought the 
concluding message of the annual meeting. His topic was "A Charge to 
Keep-Right Here! Right Now!" He concluded his message with prayer. 

60— A "love offering" was presented to Mrs. Dean Harlan by the 
WMU directors of Yancey Baptist Association. 

61— The moderator declared the 99th annual meeting of the 
association adjourned. 



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HOSPITALITY REPORT 

We, the Hospitality Committee would like to express our gratitude to 
both Pleasant Gap and Brown's Creek Church for their hospitality and 
bountiful food. 

Not only have we been accepted and fed, let us thank others as well. 
Our Missionary, Secretary, and Moderator are worthy of our gratitude. 
To the guest speakers we are most grateful. 

May we go away knowing we have been spiritually fed. Pray that we 
may demonstrate a Christian attitude in our daily lives. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Madge Carter 
Mrs. Latt Fox 
Mrs. Charles Willis 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

Your Association provided two training sessions for Sunday School 
Workers in 1976-77. A one night workshop for Sunday School workers 
on Sept. 29 and a Get-Ready workshop on Oct. 7. 

The Sunday School enrollment is 2769, with an average attendance of 
1,814. High attendance Sunday was observed with an attendance of 
2,125. 

The important word in Sunday School work continues to be 
Outreach. The two year denominational theme for 1977-79 is "Let the 
church reach out". The Sunday School emphasis for 1977-78 is designed 
to assist Sunday School leaders in implementing two priorities of Jesus 
as stated in Matthew 28:19-20 -- "to reach people and to teach them." It 
stresses both quantity and quality for out reach and teaching. Reaching 
more people for better Bible study. 

A major emphasis is A Reach Out Enrollment Plan. This plan 
provides ideas, resources, guidelines and materials that enable and 
stimulate Baptist churches to take action in reaching more people for 
Bible study. 

Another emphasis focuses on adults. This plan calls for starting new 
adult classes and urges renew interest and care in ministering to Senior 
citizens. 

Sunday School Preparation Week is an annual event in the Sunday 
School program of the church. The purpose of this week is to equip 
workers for 1977-78 Sunday School work through spiritual emphasis, the 
study of organizational plans and materials and intensive department 
planning. 

The Bible Teaching-Learning Improvement Plan is another 
emphasis. It has five phases, that will help lift the level of Bible teaching 
and learning. They are as follows: 



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1. Emphasis the need to improve Bible teaching. 

2. Evaluate Bible teaching- learning. 

3. Enlist and encourage Sunday School workers. 

4. Equip Sunday School workers for action. 

5. Engage people in improved Bible learning. 

An Associational Pastors- Director Planning Workshop is planned for 
August 14th. Also we hope to have an Associaitonal Bible Conference in 
1978. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Howard A. Buchanan 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

Vacation Bible School is a plus experience for all ages in the Church. 
The Sunday School hour is still one of the best times for church to 
provide Bible study. In addition, churches should also provide Bible 
study at other times. Vacation Bible School is one such opportunity. In 
fact, second only to Sunday School, Vacation Bible School has proved to 
be the best- known and most productive Bible- teaching experience for 
Southern Baptist. Vacation Bible School usually increases the 
enrollment and effectiveness of the Sunday morning Bible-teaching 
period. 

The average Vacation Bible School in the Southern Baptist 
Convention enrolls sixteen pupils who are not enrolled in any Sunday 
School. Twenty churches reported a Vacation Bible School with 1084 
enrolled. 

We would like to express our appreciation to those involved in Bible 
School this summer in any way. 

With the Bible at the heart of Vacation Bible School, we are sure that 
all workers were rewarded with the satisfaction of having shared Bible 
truths with others., 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris G. Tomberlin 

CHURCH TRAINING 

The immensity of the training task in our churches today is 
overwhelming. We need to convince the world that we mean business 
about the work of Christ. 

All Christians are ministers and churches have an obligation to 
"equip the saints for the Ministry". A Church Training Program is 
needed in equipping all church members to Minister, to worship and 
witness more effectively. 

"Church; the Sunday Night Place for Training Disciples" is a major 
three-year emphasis on training and growth in discipleship. The 
emphasis for the year 1977-78 will be on "Experiencing Discipleship at 
Church: the Sunday Night Place." The year will include the following 
suggested schedule: 



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Preparation Months: July- September, 1977 

Lift-Off Month: October, 1977 

Follow Through Months: November, 1977- Sept., 1977 
In the Yancey Baptist Association we have 10 churches reporting 
Church Training Program. This means we have 17 churches with no 
Church Training Program. 

"Right Here, Right Now" we are challenged to organize new Church 
Training Programs. Churches that have a Training Program need to 
expand and start new units. 

One person commited to the task can begin a training program in his 
church. The task is great and the last part of the Great Commission 
speaks vividly - "Teaching them to observe all things and lo I am with 
you always even unto the end of the world." We can get the job done 
with the help of the Lord. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 



BROTHERHOOD 

A major goal for Brotherhood is involving men and boys in Missions. 
A Brotherhood in a local church is composed of two organizations-Baptist 
Men (ages 18 and up); Royal Ambassadors (ages 6 through 17). 

This is the picture in the Yancey Association - 68 boys and leaders 
enrolled in Royal Ambassador Chapters; 25 men enrolled in Baptist Men. 
This is the situation right here, right now. The picture can be changed 
and we believe God wants this done. 

Jesus said, "As the Father hath sent me even so send I you." To be a 
member of Baptist Men or a Royal Ambassador Chapter will help any 
man or any boy to better understand this command and be busy 
fulfulling this that Jesus expects of His followers. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Fred Phoenix 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

There are scores of Women's Movements. Movements with various 
purposes and goals. There is one, Baptist Women, that places emphasis 
not on what women want but on the fact that they are wanted, needed in 
God's plan for the world-right here, right now. This organization is 
Woman's Missionary Union. The message Martha relayed to Mary is 
extended today: "Come. The Master is here, and He is calling for you." 
Woman's Missionary Union is an organization thast specializes in helping 
women, girls and preschoolers to hear and follow this call. 

Woman's Missionary Union is a church organization composed of 
Baptist women (ages 18 and up); Acteens (girls 12 through 18); Girls in 
Action (6 through 11); Mission Friends (Preschoolders, boys and girls). 



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These organizations seek to give the members deep experiences in the 
area of missions and involve each one in missions. Churchwide activities 
led by Woman's Missionary Union include study, Mission Action 
projects, opportunities for prayer, promotion of the Cooperative 
Program, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for Foreign Missions, the 
Annie Armstrong Offering for Home Missions, and the offering for State 
Missions. 

We need to be concerned about the situation here in our Association. 
I want you to take a long look- then ask, "Lord what will you have me 



do?" 

1 Mission Friends with 10 members 

5 Girls in Action with 25 members 

3 Acteens with 17 members 

8 Baptist Women with 107 members 



Think of this-22 WMU officers, 107 members, total membership, 
181. How tragic! Surley Jesus is pleading- u Look on the fields white 
already unto harvest right here, right now." 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

EVANGELISM 

"Bold in Creative Witness" was the theme of the 31st Statewide 
Evangelism Conference at the War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro, 
during February 7-9, 1977. About 2,400 pastors and lay persons were 
present to hear the challenging messages of the evangelistic speakers. 

Over 500 youth and adults came to the North Carolina Baptist 
Assembly for the Youth Ministry Week - June 13-17, and many different 
types of decisions for Christ were made public by youth. The emphasis 
was on youth evangelism, vocational guidance, and recreation. 

The 7th Statewide Youth Evangelism Night will be held - August 19 
at the Greensboro Coliseum. Jim Wilson and Larry McFadden of 
Orlando, Florida will be guest preacher and soloist. All youth who make 
decisions for Christ will be contacted by pastors and adults with regard 
to specific follow-up counseling. 

Thirty- six churches across the state are having one week youth 
revivals and youth witness training under the direction of four Summer 
Youth Evangelism Teams. Let us rejoice in all the decisions for Christ 
made by youth. 

Excellent reports have been received on Lay Renewal Weekends and 
Ministry Evangelism Weekends in various churches. The Division of 
Evangelism cooperates with the Brotherhood Department in this phase 
of the work. 

Associations and churches are not involved in the Youth Evangelism 
Strategy which includes these four areas: Leadership Family; Touch 
Ministry; Discipleship Groups; and Joy Explosion. W.O.W. - Win our 
World - has to do with specific witness training for youth in the local 
churches. 



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65 associations have participated in one week Lay Evangelism 
Schools in recent years with over 14,400 youth and adults receiving lay 
witness training from 1,175 churches. More lay persons need to become 
involved in consistent witnessing to unsaved individuals. 

The 32nd Statewide Evangelism Conference will be held at War 
Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro, on February 6-7, 1978. 

The challenge before us is one of Evangelizing and Congregational - 
izing. This task will be ours during 1977-79. If the job is done we must 
depend on God for direction. We must make ourselves available. We 
must use the power He has promised. 

During 1976-77 twenty-one churches baptized 106 individuals. This 
means that on an average it required 33 church members a year to 
introduce one person to Christ. Jesus said, "Go ye ... Right here, right 
now we need to be bold witnesses for Christ. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Fred Harrell 



STEWARDSHIP - COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

Any discussion of stewardship needs to begin with a grateful 
heart- God has given so much! One needs to recognize that God gave 
whatever there is -He made man responsible for it. 

A. R. Fagan says, "A good steward is one who acknowledges God's 
ownership, by right of creation and redemption, of himself and all other 
created things." He continues by declaring, "Good stewardship is 
accomplished when such a steward expresses his acknowledgment by 
worshipping God through the proper management of his gifts." 

Too often whenever stewardship is mentioned one thinks of money 
and more specifically of tithing and church budgets. These are involved 
but there is more because stewardship is a way of life. 

In His commission to those who are His followers He stated their 
mission in these words, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing 
them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost!" 
(Matthew 28:19) As His followers we are committed to invest our 
energy, time, money, lives -all that we are and can become-in obedience 
to His Marching Orders. This is what Bold Mission Thrust is all about. 

Bold Mission Giving speaks to both the individual and the church. 
Individuals need to become "Bold Believers in living through a Christian 
Life Style". Every church needs to accept the challenge to increase the 
percentage of its income given through the Cooperative Program. 

The Cooperative Program is the voluntary way by which Southern 
Baptists work together to spread the Gospel. It is a channel through 
which churches send money to Missions and the work that undergirds 
and makes missions possible. Someone has said, "The Cooperative 
Program is you, poured out through what you give to the World." 



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Here are the causes you give to whenever you give through the 
Cooperative Program: 

Southern Convention: Foreign Missions 

Home Missions 

33.66c Seminaries 

Radio & TV Commission 
Other Commissions 

State Convention: Christian Education 

6 colleges, 1 university 
Benevolent Missions 

66.34c Hospital 

Children's Homes 
Homes for Aging 
State Missions 
* Other Items 
Administration 3.88c 



BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. 

Baptists of North Carolina provide a ministry of love and care to 
children, young people and their families. The program is more than 
rooms and meals and activities and recreation. It's more than buildings 
and grounds. The care of children is missions. . . reaching out with a 
helping hand; it is evangelism. . . sharing the joy of life in Christ; it is 
love and affection. . .the giving of hugs and kisses and friendship; it is 
education. . .teaching and appreciation for the finer things in life; it is 
restoration. . .enabling families to function again. 

Campuses at Mills Home, Thomas ville; Kennedy Home, Kinston; 
Odum Home, Permbroke; and Broyhill Home, Waynesville-Clyde 
continue to serve as centers of service and operation in their respective 
areas of the state. 

Foster Home Care, a statewide program of the Homes, is vital to 
numbers of children needing special help. Additional foster homes are 
needed throughout the state. We welcome opportunities to talk with 
prospective foster parents about this area of service. 

The Emergency Shelter at Forest City is meeting a critical need in 
western North Carolina. It provides a ready resource for children who 
need help immediately. During a period of one to ninety days responsible 
planning is made for the child's future. 

The Maternity Home in Ashe ville, opened in 1970, has proved to be a 
much- needed and well-received service. More than three hundred girls 
have been served from throughout North Carolina and beyond. It is 
recognized for its quality of care and Christian concern. 



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Social Work and Family Resource Centers enable us to work with 
families in providing services to children, family rehabilitation, family 
education and preventive services. These Centers are located at 
Waynesville, Asheville, Charlotte, Thomasville, Burlington, Raleigh, 
Kinston, Fayetteville and Pembroke. 

The Child Development Center on the Mills Home Campus at 
Thomasville provides a demonstration program for churches who are 
interested in establishing services for preschool age children in nursery 
school education, day care and kindergarten. We welcome opportunities 
to assist churches any place in the State who want to develop this type 
program. 

Members of our staff are anxious to have you and members of your 
churches visit Broyhill Home. To see, observe and to feel in person what 
it is like to live in a children's home is to appreciate our child care 
ministry. Thank you for your dependable support in numerous ways. It 
shall be our purpose to keep this a dynamic ministry and to meet the 
needs of those whom we serve. 

Please, check financial tables. 

Respectfully submitted 
Vergis Anglin 



HOMES FOR THE AGING 

The past year in our North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging has 
been one of the fullest and most exciting in the twenty- six years that the 
Homes have been ministering! 

Of much interest was the ground-breaking service for the new 
Western North Carolina Baptist Homes, on the Pearson Estate on 
Richmond Hill, in Northwest Asheville, last October, when more than a 
thousand people from our Western North Carolina Baptist Churches, as 
well as many others throughout the State, were present. It was a 
thrilling moment indeed when Trustees, Staff, and Residents of the 
Homes, Pastors, and other Church Leaders latched on to ropes, attached 
to a huge bulldozer, pulled together and helped to move the first dirt and 
the site, heralding the beginning of the construction of your sixth Baptist 
Home for the Aging. 

Construction is now underway for this lovely Western North 
Carolina Baptist Home, which will initially accommodate 50 people. 

Another exciting venture is the construction of four duplex 
apartments at the site of the Hayes Home in Winston- Salem. These 
apartments will care for 16 additional persons and will be ready for 
occupancy in the fall of 1977. 66 more people will be served in our Baptist 
Homes family in the next two years. 



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Gifts from our Baptist people have been very encouraging during the 
past year through the Cooperative Program and through the third 
Sunday of February Offering. These sources supply 35% of the total 
budget of the Homes, and are used continually to supplement the care of 
the majority of the residents who cannot pay their full cost of care. They 
are love gifts indeed and are a life-line for those whose needs could not 
be met without them. 

The needs of older persons in our society today are great and are 
overwhelming. Plans are in the making for an accelerated ministry in 
our North Carolina Baptist Homes that will touch an ever increasing 
number of persons. 

These plans will call for a greater concern and commitment on our 
part than ever before. The future of our North Carolina Baptist Homes is 
as bright as the promises of God, and, in that future, the Lord, and these 
older people in our midst, will be looking to you to share in meeting the 
needs as we reach out and serve more of these dear ones who 
desperately need help. Let us continue to pray and to give. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

The beautiful stained glass window in the front of Davis Chapel at 
Baptist Hospital has three large panels, each depicting an aspect of 
Christ's ministry: healing, teaching, and preaching. The window serves 
as a reminder that Baptist Hospital has also been commissioned to this 
three-fold task. 

The hospital's primary task, obviously, is healing and it attempts to 
obtain and use the best personnel and equipment available for the 
healing task. The medical staff consists of competent, dedicated men and 
women in all the various specialties of medicine. Persons with rare and 
complicated medical problems are referred to Baptist Hospital. Last 
year 158,863 visits were made in the hospital's Outpatient Department 
and the Bowman Gray Department of Clinics. There were 22,365 
admissions to the hospital. These patients came from 90 counties in 
North Carolina, from 29 other states and from 3 foreign countries. 

Baptist Hospital is also involved in teaching. In cooperation with the 
Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, it helped 
to train 1,188 students last year for careers in medicine and allied health 
fields. There were 87 graduate students in the basic sciences. The 
hospital provided clinical facilities for 483 student nurses from 3 nearby 
schools of nursing and for 120 students in other allied schools. The School 
of Pastoral Care enrolled a total of 75 students in various levels of 
Clinical Pastoral Education. 

The hospital also has a preaching ministry. There is preaching in the 
formal sense at least four times a week in the worship services held in 
Davis Chapel. In a less formal sense, the Christian Gospel is proclaimed 
daily by staff, students, patients and others who witness to their faith in 
word and deed. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 33 



In all of these ministries, Baptist Hospital is mindful of its Christian 
heritage and its strong tie with the Baptist State Convention. This tie is 
maintained and strengthened through the services of capable, dedicated 
trustees who are elected by and are responsible to the Convention. The 
tie is strengthened through the financial support from the churches; last 
year $294,324 was received through the Cooperative Program and 
$405,947 through the Mother's Day Offering. 

Several members of the hospital staff have assumed active roles in 
denominational life at the association level and the state convention 
level, as well as in their local churches. Staff members are pleased to do 
everything possible to strengthen the denominational tie, believing that 
this tie adds a dimension to the ministry of healing, teaching, and 
preaching. 

Mother's Day gifts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1977, were 
$411,225.56 compared to a total of $405,946.52 for the preceding year.* 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson 
*Check financial tables for our record. 



ANNUITY BOARD 

In 1976, the Annuity Board of the Southern Baptist Convention 
recommended a new retirement program which was approved by all the 
state Baptist Conventions. The new program called the Southern Baptist 
Retirement Program will go into effect January 1, 1978. 

The Board paid $17,138,343 in benefits to 11,925 widows, retired or 
disabled members in 1976. During its 59 years of service, the Board has 
paid more than $158 million in retirement and protection benefits. 

A 13th Check amounting to one month's income was mailed for the 
eleventh time to annuitants. Annuitants began receiving larger checks 
as of January 1, 1977. 

For almost 45,000 members, the Board held in trust funds totaling 
$472,218,669 for retirement benefits for the year ending 1976. 

The Annuity Board also administers life, medical and disability 
insurance programs, which reflected increases in memberships. 

In North Carolina as of March 31, 1977, 2787 staff members of 2,196 
churches and associations are participating in the Southern Baptist 
Retirement Program: 2491 in the Family Benefit Section; 1275 in the 
Age Security Section and 240 in the Variable Benefit Section. 

In the Yancey Association seven churches are participating in the 
Retirement Plan: Bolen's Creek; Brown's Creek; Burnsville First; Mount 
Mitchell; Mount Pleasant; South Estatoe; Young's Chapel. The 
association is in the Southern Baptist Retirement Program also. 



34 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



THE NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST FOUNDATION, INC. 

May 1977 

I. Statement of Purpose 

The establishment of the North Carolina Baptist Foundation as an 
agency of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina was approved 
in 1919 and chartered in 1920. The objectives of this agency of the 
Convention were clearly stated in its charter: 

1. To promote the making of gifts. . .for the causes and objects 
fostered by the members of the missionary Baptist denomination 
in the State of North Carolina, in their cooperative undertakings, 
and to provide a way of securing greater uniformity of purposes, 
powers, and duties of administration in the management and 
distribution of the gifts so made; 

2. To receive, own, hold, administer, and distribute gifts of any 
kind. . .to be used for the promotion of the Missionary Baptist 
cause in general or any specified object of the Missionary Baptist 
denomination. 

The Foundation continues to strive toward fulfilling the objectives 
stated in its charter. In so doing it will serve more as a trustee than as a 
foundation, as foundations are presently defined. As trustee, the donor 
or benefactor makes decisions relative to specific or general recipients of 
trust income. 

II. Growth 

The growth of assets held was slow in the early years and reflected 
directly the amount of time given to promotion by lay volunteers 
interested in the endowment of Christian ministries of the Convention. 
At no time in its history has the Foundation idea lacked respect of 
denominational leadership in that it was undergirding the financial 
support of all Baptist mission endeavors,. During a twenty-five year 
period, however, the Directors of the Foundation sought unsuccessfully 
to obtain financial assistance for an operating budget for staff and 
promotion program from the already established institutions of the 
Convention. As the Convention became stronger financially, it provided 
the operating funds that permitted the Directors in 1962 to employ its 
first full-time staff member, C. Gordon Maddrey of Ahoskie and Raleigh. 
Beginning in 1920 with $2,000 total assets we now have $3,696,612 in 
total assets. $1,175,474 - total amount paid to beneficiaries. 

III. Organization and Operation 

The Foundation is the only agency or institution receiving its total 
operating budget from the Cooperative Program. Its fifteen member 
Board of Directors is elected by the Convention, three each year selected 
for five year terms. The Directors through an Executive Committee has 
responsibility for reviewing budget needs and recommending its request 
to the General Board Budget Committee. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 35 



The staff consists of the following employees: the Executive 
Secretary, Edwin S. Coates; Director of Estate Planning, Sara Ann 
Hobbs; Staff Assistant, DianneBabb; Treasurer, Leon Spencer; and the 
Legal Counsel, Tom Dimmock, a Raleigh attorney. 

The emphasis of the Foundation is Stewardship. We seek to create an 
increased awareness of and interest in a total Christian commitment as it 
involves life and possessions. 

As the individual Christian is to be a responsible trustee, so the 
Foundation is to be responsible as trustee of these gifts entrusted to its 
safekeeping. We seek to be prudent in the investment of assets and seek 
maximum financial support of all Baptist institutions and causes. 

The Foundation provides a unique channel for persons to provide 
tangible financial assistance for all Christian ministries fostered by 
Southern Baptists - forever - by naming the Cooperative Program as 
beneficiary of trust funds. This option, of course, is one of many. The 
specific institution or mission cause may be named as trust beneficiary or 
any combination of these. 
IV. Methods Used 

There are three prime methods now utilized through which gifts of 
possessions can be transferred to benefit Baptist endeavors. The most 
frequently used, and the source of most assets now held by the 
Foundation, is the testamentary gift. The charitable remainder trust has 
proved to be a valuable instrument to encourage lifetime transfers of 
assets. The third method is through the living charitable trust. 

Edwin S. Coates 

Executive Secretary 

N.C. Baptist Foundation, Inc. 



CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

Baptists of North Carolina are deeply involved in the ministry of 
Christian Higher Education through the support of six colleges and one 
university: Campbell, Chowan, Gardner-Webb, Mars Hill, Meredith, 
Wingate and Wake Forest University. During the 1976-77 academic 
year, 13,733 persons were enrolled in the seven schools. The number 
graduating in May, 1977 was 2,493. 

One strong emphasis of Baptist colleges is the preparation of pastors, 
missionaries and other church vocation volunteers. In the fall of 1976, 
there were 846 persons preparing for church-related vocations at North 
Carolina Baptist colleges. 

The colleges make a special effort to recruit North Carolina Baptist 
students through pastors and superintendents of missions. No qualified 
student will be turned away simply because of inability to pay. Baptist 
colleges are anxious to enroll the young people from our churches. 



36 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



With the exception of what students pay, the Cooperative Program 
continues to be the largest single source of annual income for our 
colleges. If it were not for this support the ministry of these colleges 
would not be possible. Do our Cooperative Program gifts and our special 
offering for Christian Higher Education on Father's Day truly show that 
we are giving our best for this area of our work? 

North Carolina Baptist colleges continue to be grateful for generous 
financial support through the Cooperative Program. The colleges 
reaffirm their support and partnership in missions with the churches, 
and offer the services of faculty, students and other campus resources to 
make the Bold Mission emphasis of Southern Baptists a vital and 
successful ministry. 

Is it not true that good investments pay good dividends? What better 
investment could be made than our loyal support to Christian High 
education? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sara Hensley 

PUBLICATIONS REPORT 

What is perhaps the greatest challenge faced in all the history of 
Southern Baptists is before our people for the remaining 23 years of the 
20th century. It has been called "Bold Missions Thrust," and the success 
of the venture is yet to be determined. There is no doubt concerning the 
importance or the motivation for the undertaking, but there is 
uncertainty as to whether the morivating message will be successfully 
communicated to some 13 million Southern Baptists, and to our more 
than 34,000 churches. Without adequate communication channel the 
program cannot succeed. 

The heart of the program is to evangelize and congregationalize the 
world's population, and the thrust is confronting all human beings 
everywhere with the gospel, and affording them the opportunity of 
knowing and trusting Christ as Saviour, and then leading them to 
understanding of His lordship. 

The program is so big, and the challenge so great, that every Baptist 
must be involved to make it successful. Not since Jesus presented his 
disciples the goal of going into all the world has such boldness been 
demonstrated. 

The most difficult problems faced in our churches are related to 
communications. When people are uninformed, poorly informed, or 
misinformed, they get into trouble. When they know what is taking 
place in their local congregation and in the denomination, interest is 
generated and cooperation results. 

The purpose of our publications is to keep Baptist Church Members 
informed. They are too numerous to even mention but we would call 
your attention to four-the Biblical Recorder, Charity and Children, 
Home Missions and The Commission. 

More than 1100 churches in our own state are providing through 
their budgets for the Biblical Recorder. Recorder circulation approaches 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 37 



120,000 but should be increassed to 150,000. From the letters to the 
editor there is every indication that the Recorder is being read closely. 
The tragedy is that so many of our people do not receive the 
Recorder-too many of these individuals live in our association. The 
three plans offered by the Recorder are: individual subscriptions, the 
church club plan and the budget plan. 

Charity and Children is published by the Children's Homes. This 
publication, as you know, keeps us informed of this phase of our work 
but much more! 

For information about Foreign Missions we need to subscribe to The 
Commission. Home Missions will keep us "up to date" on work being 
done in our homeland. 

Our publications do not cost- -they pay! A real challenge comes to our 
churches -"Right Here, Right Now" promote these publications -get 
them included in the church budget. We need to do this if we are to 
"grow in Christ" and carry out the greast commission. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. James McDougald 

THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

The purpose of the American Bible Society has remained unchanged 
throughout the years -the translation, publication, and distribution of 
Scriptures without doctrinal note or comment and without profit. Since 
1816 the American Bible Society has been making God's Word available 
to spiritually hungry people everywhere. At least one book of the Bible 
has been translated into more than 1,600 languages as of December 31, 
1976. 

Here are a few highlights of what the American Bible Society and its 
partners did in 1976 to meet the challenge. 

GOOD NEWS FOR NEW READERS - THREE YEARS AND STILL 
GOING STRONG 

Just over three years ago, GOOD NEWS FOR NEW READERS was 
launched. The goal of the Bible Societies was to provide Scripture 
Portions and Selections on graded levels for new readers. By the end of 
1976 work had been undertaken in 286 languages. 
TRANSLATION AND PUBLICATION UPDATE, 1976 

A major item in the budget of the American Bible Society is 
translation of the Scriptures. At present, the Bible Societies are giving 
help directly and indirectly in 560 languages. 
AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY ACTIVITIES - U.S.A. 

Scripture Distribution - Scripture distribution in the United States 
during 1976 reached a total of 114,769,046 copies, an increase of 
5,229,265 over 1975. 

Scripture Imprints - In 1976 the American Bible Society produced 
15,227,850 Scripture imprints, of which 4,636,000 were requested by 
various Southern Baptist organizations. 



38 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



BIBLE SOCIETY ACTIVITIES ABROAD 

The American Bible Society contributed $5,649,892 to the United 
Bible Societites World Service Budget in 1976, .thus giving crucial 
support to the Bible cause throughout the world. This made it possible 
for more than 330,000,000 Scriptures to be distributed by member 
societies of the United Bible Societies a new record. 

The American Bible Society thanks the Southern Baptist Convention 
for its support in 1976. The ABS budget for 1976 was $13,625,000 which 
is the largest ever in its history. 

Income from the churches was also greater than the previous years. 
A total of $1,739,195 was received, of which $275,631 came from the 
Southern Baptist Convention. 

An increase in financial support is needed in this time when inflation 
is driving up the costs and demands for Scriptures are rising. This 
increase is really needed in order to help make certain that the Bible 
Society will have the scriptures needed by the Southern Baptist 
Convention for its ministries around the world. 

The Bible Society asks for our continued prayers and financial 
support in an effort to provide His Word to all those who are in 
desperate need of it. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Dawson Briggs 

YANCEY ASSOCIATION CHURCH LIBRARY REPORT 

In these times when the modern craze is for pornographic literature, 
pictures, and peep shows the church has been pushed into the role of 
supplying its people and the surrounding communities with alternatives 
to surplant that trash. 

In order to combat the many outlets for pornographic and subversive 
literature that is available to our youth today, let's try to build and make 
available a collection of good clean, uplifting, and inspiring literature for 
those in our midst who will use it. This is a challenge to our churches - 
"Right Here, Right Now." 

A church library should contain reference materials adequate for the 
needs of those who do program planning for youth groups, Vacation 
Bible School, and other church activities. Musical selection such as 
cassettes, recordings, and sheet music for special worship services as 
well as other audio visual materials are needed. 

A large area is not necessary, to begin with - a few movable 
bookcases, and a table for supplies and check-out materials are needed. 
An attractive bulletin board to acquaint the people with what is available 
is helpful. 

These churches have libraries or are working toward establishing 
libraries: Bolen's Creek, Burnsville First, West Burnsville, Brown's 
Creek, Laurel Branch, Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Pleasant, and South Estatoe. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergie Duncan, Librarian 



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Byrd's Chapel 
Cane River 
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Hall's Chapel 
Indian Creek 
Ivy Gap 
Laurel Branch 
Mount Mitchell 
Mount Pleasant 
Pleasant Gap 
Pleasant Grove 
Pleasant Valley 
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..215. 
..517. 
..119. 
..162. 
..292. 
..254. 
...45. 
.159. 
..271. 
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..234. 
..175. 
..209. 
..175. 
..246. 
..161. 
..101. 
...86. 
..247. 
..327. 
.108. 
..206. 
..183. 
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.56000 

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Hall's Chapel 
Indian Creek 
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Mount Pleasant 
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Hall's Chapel 
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Mount Pleasant 
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..215. 
..517. 
..119. 
..162. 
..292. 
..254. 
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.159. 
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..175. 
.209. 
..175. 
..246. 
..161. 
..101. 
...86. 
..247. 
..327. 
..108. 
..206. 
..183. 
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Hall's Chapel 
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ANNUAL 
of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS ONE HUNDREDTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1978 

held with 

MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day 
August 1 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day 
August 2 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 7, 1979 



BOLEN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 8, 1979 



ANNUAL 



of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS ONE HUNDREDTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1978 

held with 

MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day 
August 1 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day 
August 2 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 7, 1979 

BOLEN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 8, 1979 



INDEX 



Calendar 4 

Constitution 10 

Dead (listed by Churches) 15 

Directors: Associational Officers and Committees 6 

Sunday School Officers 8 

Church Ministries and Training Officers 8 

Woman's Missionary Union Officers 9 

Directories: Local Church Officers 

Pastors , 17 

Sunday School Directors 18 

Church Ministries and Training Directors 19 

Woman's Missionary Union Directors 19 

Brotherhood Directors 20 

Church Clerks 20 

Church Treasurers 21 

Organists or Pianists 21 

Music Directors 22 

Chairmen of Deacons 23 

Library Services 23 

Historical Events of Interest 15 

Map (Showing Churches of Association) 28 

Messengers (Listed by Churches) 16 

Ministers, Licensed 17 

Ministers, Ordained 17 

Proceedings 24 

Reports: 

Sunday School 31 

Vacation Bible School 32 

Church Ministries and Training 32 

Woman's Missionary Union 33 

Brotherhood 33 

Baptist Children's Homes 34 

Homes for Aging 34 

Baptist Hospital 36 

Publications 37 

Christian Higher Education 38 

Church Libraries 39 

American Bible Society 40 

Evangelism 41 

Annuity 42 

Baptist Foundation 42 

Christian Life and Public Affairs 43 

Missions 43 

Cooperative Program 45 

Tables: 

Historical 46 

Statistical 47 



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This Annual Is Dedicated to the Memory Of 
The Reverend Fred Harrell - 1910-1977 

Fred Harrell, pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, died October 28, 
1977. He was born in Unicoi County, Tennessee on September 23, 1910. 
He received his education at Clearmont High School. Bethany Theological 
Seminary in Chicago, 111., and Fruitland Bible Institute in Hendersonville, 
N. C. 

He served as pastor of churches in both Yancey and Mitchell Counties and 
was pastor of West Burnsville Church for 16 years. 

At the time of his death, he was a member of the Tri-County Ministerial 
Association and Evangelism Chairman for Yancey Baptist Association. 

Funeral Services for Mr. Harrell were held at Webb Funeral Home in 
Spruce Pine and burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Yancey County. He is 
survived by the wife, Mrs. Trula Harrell, a son Donald Harrell of Mars 
Hill, N.C., a daughter, Mrs. Lorene Harrison of Erwin, Tennessee and 
four grandchildren. 



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CALENDAR 



OCTOBER - Emphasis: Cooperative Program 

5-8 World Missions Conference 

16 WMU Executive Meeting 

22-29 Reach-Out Enrollment Week (Sunday School) 
29 High Attendance Sunday (Sunday School) 

NOVEMBER - Emphasis: Child Care 

5-11 Royal Ambassador Week 

12 American Bible Society Sunday 

19-22 Foreign Mission Graded Series Study 

27 Associational "M" Night (Sunday School - Church Training) 

DECEMBER - Emphasis: Foreign Missions 

3- 10 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions - 

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 
3 1 Student Night at Christmas 

JANUARY - Emphasis: Bible Study 

8-12 Bible Study Week (Mark) 

14 Soul- Winning Commitment Day 

15 Sunday School Meeting 

28 Baptist Men's Day 

FEBRUARY - Emphasis: Homes For The Aging 

4 Baptist World Alliance Sunday 

11-17 WMU Focus Week 

12 WMU Executive Meeting 

18-21 Home Missions Graded Series Study 

MARCH - Emphasis: Home Missions 

4- 11 Week of Prayer For Home Missions - 

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 
11-18 Youth Week 

17 Associational Youth Night (Church Training) 

APRIL - Emphasis: Hospital 

15-21 Baptist Doctrine Week (Church Training) 

22 Life Commitment Sunday 

29 Cooperative Program Day 

30 Sunday School Meeting 



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MAY - Emphasis: Associational Missions 

6 Senior Adult Day 

6-13 Christian Home Week 

20-26 Week of Prayer for Associational Missions 

21 WMU Executive Meeting 

JUNE - Emphasis: Vacation Bible Schools 

3 Religious Liberty Sunday 

18 Church Training Meeting 

JULY - Emphasis: Baptist Publications 

2 WMU Executive Meeting 
30 Annual WMU Meeting 

AUGUST - Emphasis: Baptist Schools 

7-8 Annual Meeting 

19 Off-To-College Day 

30 Church Training Meeting 

SEPTEMBER - Emphasis: State Missions 

1 1 Associational Sunday School Leadership Night 
16 State Missions Offering 
16 State Missions Offering 
30-Oct. 7 Sunday School Preparation Week 

Ministers' Prayer Breakfast each Monday morning, 7 o'clock, Riverbreeze 
Restaurant. 



State and Southwide meetings and activities promoted. 



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MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



ASSOCIATIONAL OFFICERS 

Director of Missions Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Moderator Harold Bennett, Jr. 

Rt.6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Associate Moderator C.W. Britt 

Rt.6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Sunday School Director Ben Riddle 

Rt.6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Church Ministries and Training Director Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Woman's Missionary Union Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brotherhood Director Harold Lusk 

Rt.6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Vacation Bible School Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Director Library Services Mrs. Wayne McCurry 

Rt.6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Music Director Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Historian Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



CHAIRMEN 

Stewardship-Cooperative Program Mrs. Don Young 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Missions George Davis 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Deacon Fellowship Billy Ray Bailey 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pastors' Conference David Shaffer 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Christian Life Don Young 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Evangelism Howard Buchanan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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REPRESENTATIVES 



Audio-Visual Aids Nat Howell 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

American Bible Society Mrs. Brooks Boone 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Publications Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Christian Higher Education Mrs. Ray Strickland 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Seminary Extension Ray Strickland 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Children's Homes Vergis Anglin 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28714 

Homes For The Aging Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Annuity Board Charles Willis 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Fred Phoenix, Chairman Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

Ben Riddle Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Bolen's Creek) 

Mrs. James McDougald Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (South Estatoe) 

Harold Lusk Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

Miss Wanda Robertson . . .Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Mount Pleasant) 

Howard Buchanan Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Mount Pleasant) 

Horace McLeroy Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Brown's Creek) 

Mrs. Bruce Bailey Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Jack's Creek) 



BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Everett Crout, Chairman, Ralph Griffith, Mrs. Louise Eckstorm, Miss 
Madge Carter, Miss Barbara Smith, C.W. Britt, Dennis Thurman. 

ORDINATION AND RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES 
COMMITTEE 

Horace McLeroy, Harold Lusk, Harold Bennett, C.W. Britt. 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Miss Sara Hensley, Chair-person, Mrs. Howard Buchanan, Mrs. Ernest 
Hughes, Ed Sparks, Edd Howell. 



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EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 

Howard Buchanan, Chairman, Ronnie Mcintosh, Ed Hensley, Mrs. David 
Peterson, Mrs. Viola Shuford, Tommy Pittman, Ray Strickland. 

STEWARDSHIP 

Mrs. Marilyn Young, Chairperson, Harold Anglin, Jack Hensley, W.O. 
Riddle, Mrs. Pauline Chandler, Gary Burt, Glenn Freeman, Fred Phoenix. 

MISSIONS 

George Davis, Chairman, Mrs. Brooks Boone, Miss Lola Hensley, Mrs. 
Juanita Lusk, Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Richard Muri, David Shaffer. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS 

Teacher-Improvement Director Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Outreach Director Ed Sparks 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Adult Director Mrs. Ben Banks 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Youth Director Jack Hensley 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Children's Director .Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Preschool Director Mrs. Jess Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



CHURCH MINISTRIES AND TRAINING OFFICERS 

Secretary Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Director New Member Training Horace McLeroy 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Director Church Member Training Edd Howell 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Director Church Leader Training Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Adult Training Group Leader Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Youth Training Group Leader C. W. Britt 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Children's Training Group Leader Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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Preschool Training Group Leader Mrs. Jack Hensley 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Chorister Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pianist Mrs. Mike Higgins 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OFFICERS 

Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Associate Director Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Baptist Women Director Mrs. Howard Buchanan 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Baptist Young Women Director Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Acteen Director Mrs. Billy Anglin 

Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Girls-in-Action Directors Mrs. Ed Sparks 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Mrs. Harry Hayter 
Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mission Friends Director Mrs. Jerry Holcombe 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mission Study Chairman Mrs. Herman Howell 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mission Support Chairman Mrs. Dawon Briggs 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mission Action Chairman Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Tensie Bailey 

Rt.6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



10 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



CONSTITUTION 
OF THE YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
OF NORTH CAROLINA 

REVISED AUGUST 1978 



PREAMBLE 

For the declaration of its fundamental purposes and the permanent 
guidance and control of its activities, this body does adopt the following as 
its constitution, subject to amendment: 

Article I 
NAME 

The name of this organization shall be The Yancey Baptist Association. 

Article II 
PURPOSE 

The objectives of this Association shall be to counsel together for the 
enlargement and strengthening of God's Kingdom of unity and growth 
among the Churches composing it; and by cooperating with the State 
Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention in a program of 
WORLD MISSIONS. 

Article III 
AUTHORITY 

While independent and sovereign in its own sphere, the Association does 
not claim and will never attempt to exercise any authority over any Baptist 
Church. 

Article IV 
MEMBERSHIP 

Section 1. The membership of this Association shall be composed of 
Pastors and Member Churches, ordained Ministers with membership in the 
Member Churches and elected Messengers and or alternates from the 
Member Churches of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 2. The Association shall be composed of cooperating Baptist 
Churches in the area of the Association. A cooperating Church shall be 
one that supports any object of the Southern or State Baptist Convention 
and which is in friendly cooperation with these conventions and 
sympathetic with their purpose and work. 

Section 3. If any Church in the Association fails to file an associational 
letter for two consecutive years it will lose its affiliation. 

Section 4. The churches shall be represented by messengers from 
affiliated Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Messengers for 
every fifty members and for each additional fifty, or the fractional part 
thereof; provided each Church is entitled to two Messengers and provided 
further that all Pastors shall have seats, in accordance with the provisions 
of membership as set forth in this article. 



MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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Section 5. Only the Messengers, or the Alternates selected by each 
Church, and the Pastor as herein set forth, and who are actually present 
shall have a right to vote; in other words, the full vote of any Church may 
be cast only if there is present a full number of Messengers or Alternates. 
The method of determining those who have been named as Messengers 
shall be by the names of the persons appearing upon each letter sent to the 
Association by the respective Churches. 

Article V 
MEETING TIME 

Section 1 . The Association shall convene annually on the first Tuesday 
afternoon, Tuesday evening and Wednesday in August. 

Section 2. The Association shall meet with iwo different churches named 
by the Association. The Tuesday afternoon session and the fellowship hour 
with an evening meal followed by the second session will be with the first 
Church. Wednesday sessions and fellowship hour will convene with 
another church. 

Section 3. Special meetings may be called by the Moderator or Executive 
Committee provided two weeks notice is given to the members of the 
Churches. The purpose for which the meeting is called must be stated. 

Article VI 
OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES 

The Association shall have the following officers: The Moderator, 
Associate Moderator and Clerk shall be nominated from the floor and 
shall be elected by a majority vote at each annual meeting. Other officers 
shall be nominated by the nominating committee and shall be elected by a 
majority vote at each annual meeting. All officers and leaders shall be 
active members in ther local churches. 

Section 1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and appoint committees as are required by the Constitution 
and give general supervision and support of all Associational Activities. 

Section 2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence of 
the Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon to do so. 

Section 3. The Clerk, who shall keep a fair record of the proceedings, 
shall superintend the printing and distribution of the Associational 
Annuals within a reasonable time following the meeting of the Association 
and shall keep and preserve all Associational Records in the Associational 
Office. 

Section 4. The Treasurer, who shall receive all monies of the 
Association. And shall make disbursements in accordance with the budget, 
or for the purpose for which the funds were contributed, or on request of 
the Budget Committee. The Treasurer shall keep a record of offerings and 
disbursements and report same to the Association. A copy of such report 
shall be in the Associational Office. Upon request of the Executive 
Committee of the Association the Associational Financial records may be 
audited. 



12 MINUTES YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Section 5. Minister of Music, who will plan and direct the music for the 
annual meeting and promote needed activities to encourage and improve 
the Music Ministry in local churches. 

Section 6. The Historian, who shall collect and preserve records of the 
history of the Association. 

Section 7. The Director of Sunday Schools, who shall promote and 
encourage the building of better Sunday Schools in our Association by 
planning for and conducting an Associational Wide Sunday School 
meeting each quarter. 

Section . The Vacation Bible School Director, whose duty it shall be to 
encourage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by Member Churches 
thereby causing increased study of the Bible. 

Section 9. The Director of Church Ministries and Training, who shall 
promote and encourage the Church Training Program in all the Churches 
of the Association by planning for and conducting an Associational Wide 
Church Taining Meeting each quarter. 

Section 10. The Director of Women's Missionary Union, who shall 
direct and promote the work of the W.M.U. in Churches of the 
Association. 

Section 1 1 . The Director of Brotherhood, who shall direct and promote 
the work among men and boys in the Churches of the Association. 

Section 12. The Director of Media Services, who shall promote and 
supervise Media Services in the local churches and in the Associational 
Office. 

The Directors and the Historian will prepare reports and file the same 
with the clerk not later than July 12. 

Article VII 
CHAIRMEN AND THEIR DUTIES 

The Chairmen shall be nominated by the Nominating Committee and 
shall be elected by a majority vote at each annual meeting. 

Section 1. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
encourage study, fellowship and activity among the Deacons of the various 
Churches of the Association and to promote a better understanding of the 
duties of such deacons. 

Section 2. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of the 
Pastor's Conference. Membership shall be composed of Pastors and other 
ordained ministers of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 3. The Children's Homes Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
work for increased interest in the Children's Homes and the furnishing of 
aid thereto. 

Section 4. The Baptist Publication Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive use. 

Section 5. The Higher Christian Education Chairman, whose duty it 
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necessity of forstering the various schools now being supported by 
Southern Baptist. 

Section 6. The Hospital Chairman, whose duty it is to work with the 
Member Churches of the Association and our Baptist State Hospital. 

Section 7. The Chairman of the Homes of Aging, whose duty it shall be 
to inform the Churches about this phase of our work and encourage them 
to support the same. 

Section 8. The Mission Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
MISSION PRAYING, GIVING, WITNESSING and HELPING through- 
out our Association by working through the organizations. 

Section 9. The American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be 
to furnish information about the work of the Society and encourage a 
once-a-year gift from all Churches. 

Section 10. The Evangelism Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote 
a constructive program of evangelism. He shall promote an Association 
wide evangelistic conference annually. 

Section 11. The Christian Life Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
arouse the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Beverage 
Contaol (ABC) stiore in the town or county and to render any assistance to 
law enforcement officers that might be needed in enforcing laws now on 
books, and work for the promotion of civic righteousness and social uplift. 

The above named chairman will prepare reports and file the same with 
the clerk not later than July 12. 

Article VIII 
COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES 

Section 1. The Associational Moderator shall appoint a nominating 
committee to nominate the auxilliary officers of the Association and to 
make recommendations at the annual session of the Association. 
Providing that the Women's Missionary Union, the Sunday School, the 
Brotherhood and Church Training Associational organizations shall 
recommend a member of their organization for membership on the 
nominating committee. 

Section 2. An Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual 
session, to be composed of the Associational Directors of the W.M.U., 
Sunday School, Brotherhood, and church Training. Also two Pastors and 
two members at large. In this committee there shall be one member from 
each of the affiliated churches, to be nominated by the church he 
represents. This committee shall meet at least semi-annually. The 
Moderator, Clerk and Director of Missions shall be members ex-officio. 

Section 3. The Budget Committee, The Evangelism Committee, The 
Stewardship Committee, and The Missions Committee shall be composed 
of not less than seven members. These members shall be appointed by the 
Moderator. Each committee shall be composed of two pastors and five 
laypersons of which two shall be women. 



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Section 4. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a Resolutions 
Committee, and Ordination Committee and a Committee for Reception of 
New Churches. Each Committee to be composed of three members and 
appointed by the Moderator. 

Section 5. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from July 1, to June 
30, and that the Church Clerks get their Church Letters to the 
Associational Clerk by July 12. 

Article IX 

This constitution may be amended at any annual meeting by a vote of 
two-thirds of its Messengers or Alternates present, provided notice is given 
the first day and voted on the second day of the same annual session. 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 

BANK'S CREEK — Mr. Coy Fox. 

BEE LOC. — Mr. John Pate. Deacon. Mrs. Lucy Mcintosh, Mrs. Texie 
Wilson, Mr. Harrison Phillips, Mr. Luster Wilson, Mr. Ruben Haney, 
Miss Opal Phillips. 

BROWN'S CREEK — Mrs. Grace Blalock. 

BURNSVII I F. FIRST — Mrs. Anna Butner. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL — Mr. Otis Robinson. 

CRABTRFF — Miss Diana Woody. 

FAIR VIEW — Miss Martha Ballew, Mr. Edd McNeil, Mrs. Abbie 
Burleson. 

IVY GAP — Mr. Chester Fender. 

LAURFl BRANCH — Miss Sallie Allen. Mr. Dawson Briggs. 

MOUNT PLEASANT — Mr. Gus Wilson, Mrs. Gertrude Ferguson, Mr. 
Luther Tomberlin, Mrs. Alethia Wilson. 

PLEASANT GAP — Mr. Berdet Hughes. 

PLEASANT GROVE — Fred Harrell, Ordained Minister. 

PRICE'S CREFK — Mr. Grady Elkins. Mrs. Maude Elkins. 

RIVERSIDF — Mr. Henry Roland. 

SHOAl CREFK — Mrs. Nettie Hughes. 

WEST BURNSVIL I E — Mr. Tommy Hyleman, Mrs. Burden Johnson. 
WINDOM — Mr. Edgar Griffith, Mr. Woody McPeters. 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL — Mrs. Ann Howell Edge. 
ZION — J. Welzie Hughes, Deacon. 

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST DURING YEAR 

BROWN'S CREEK— Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Hensley to Zambia 
(carpenter, bookkeeper.) 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Burned note for church building and parsonage, 
September 11, 1977. 

HALL'S CHAPEL— Carpet installed in church, Septmeber, 1977. 

MOUNT PLEASANT— Started Media Center, Paved parking area, put 
floor covering and tables in fellowship hall. 

SOUTH ESTATOE— Purchased new car for pastor. 



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MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 



BANK'S CREEK— None. 
BEE LOG— None. 

BLUE ROCK— Sylvia Geouge, Grace Allen, Kallie Brewer, Billy Joe 
Mitchell. 

BOLEN'S CREEK— Miss Tensie Bailey, Mrs. C.W. Britt, Mrs. A.Z. 

Jamerson, Mrs. Lena Harris, Mrs. Ethel Fox, Mrs. Bernice Robinson. 
BROWN'S CREEK— Mrs. Hattie Silver, Miss Winnie Westall, Mrs. 

Robert Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. George Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Garland Brown. 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST— Mrs. Pam Anglin, Mrs. Donna McLain, Mrs. 

Golda Peterson, Miss Renee Peterson, Miss Sara Hensley, Mrs. Myrtle 

Peterson, Mr. Grady Bailey, Mr. C.A. Hilliard, Mr. Dick Bailey, Mrs. 

Luna Ray. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL— Mr. Wilke Randolph, Mr. Oss Wilson, Mrs. Jean 
Robinson, Mr. Jack Hensley, Mrs. Bernice Miller, Rev. & Mrs. Kenneth 
Batty. 

CANE RIVER— Rev. Dennis Thurman, Mr. Crate Higgins, Mrs. Ada 

Chambers, Mrs. Avis Hensley. 
CRABTREE— None. 

FAIRVIEW — Lois Loftis, Norma Huskins, Lula Hughes, Oscar Hughes, 

Kelly Ballew, Mae Ballew. 
HALL'S CHAPEL— None. 
INDIAN CREEK— None. 

IVY GAP — Clyde Ferguson, Woodrow Chandler, Lucille Chandler, 
Dallas Chandler. 

LAUREL BRANCH— Mrs. Wayne Ray, Mrs. Brooks Wilson, Mrs. 

Martha Riddle, Mrs. Brooks Boone. 
MT. MITCHELL— Donna Chrisawn, Mrs. Wilma Huskins, Cecil 

Huskins, Mrs. Dorothy Ray, Diana Blevins, Betty Sue Jones, Mrs. 

Jessie Willis. 

MOUNT PLEASANT— Jack Mcintosh, Vergie Duncan, Madge Carter, 

Doris Tomberlin, Kathleen Buchanan, (Alternates) Kermit Pate, Velma 

Hill, Flay Hensley, Jack Harper, J.W. Tomberlin. 
PLEASANT GAP— Willie Riddle, Ricky Carrol, Julie Hall, Fred Ray, 

Herbert and Betty Dahlin, Pam Reeves. 
PLEASANT GROVE— Mr. Enzy Letterman, Mr. Roy Lyle, Mrs. Vah 

Johnson, Mrs. Lucille Lyle. 
PLEASANT VALLEY— None. 
PRICE'S CREEK— None. 

RIVERSIDE— Tommy Pittman, Barbara Pittman, Randy Silvers, Grace 

Silvers, Rev. Van Grindstaff, Yvonne Grindstaff. 
SHOAL CREEK— Mrs. Nina Young, Mr. Lee Dulaney, Mrs. Grace 

Wright, Mrs. Julia Jones. 
SOUTH ESTATOE— Mr. L.H. Wing, Mrs. Sabra Pritchard, Mr. Fred 

Shuford, Miss Sharon Shuford, Rev. and Mrs. G.E. Freeman, Mrs. 

Opal McDougald, Miss Renee Young. 



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WEST BURNS VILLE— Mrs. Max Fox, Mrs. Harold Bennett, Jr., Mrs. 

Mike Higgins, Bayard T. Howell. 
WINDOM — Mr. Ralph Griffith, Mr. Lawrence Robinson, Mrs. Marie 

Robinson. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL— Mr. Estella Young, Edd Howell, Charlie Gurley. 
ZION— None. 



MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

Austin, Willis, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Indian Creek) 
Edwards, Albert, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 (Bee Log) 
Strickland, Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Bolen's Creek) 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

Tipton, Dennis, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Hall's Chapel) 

OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Ball, Royce, I, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Riverside) 
Bennett, Richmond, R, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Byrd's Chapel) 
Blevins, Edward I, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Fairview) 
Buchanan, Dennis, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Windom) 
Cook, Vern, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Young's Chapel) 
Gardner, Gene, LM, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 
Hightower, Terry, Box 8821, Asheville, N.C. 28804 (Indian Creek) 
Hudgins, Carroll, Leach St., Marion, N.C. 28752 (Mt. Mitchell) 
Hughes, Jess, R, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 (Zion) 
Letterman, Theo, I, Marion, N.C. 28752 (South Estatoe) 
Phillips, Fran, OM, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Windom) 
Powers, John, O, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Brown's Creek) 
Ray, Ellis, OM, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Price's Creek) 
Roberts, Clarence, Box 1257, Weaverville, N.C. (Indian Creek) 
Tipton, Dennis, I, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Hall's Chapel) 
Wheeler, Carl, OM, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Windom) 

LIST OF PASTORS 

Bank's Creek Harry Culbertson, Jr. 

Rt. 1, Box 193, Weaverville, N. C. 

Bee Log Frank Murphy, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek C.W. Britt, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek H.G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Richard L. Muri, Box 425, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Clifford Early, Rt. 3, Box 234L, Marion, N.C. 28752 

Cane River Dennis Thurman, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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Crabtree G.L. Kilby, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Ronnie Gouge, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel 

Indian Creek Donald Burchette 

Rt. 4, 47 Herrons Cove Rd., Weaverville, N.C. 28787 

Ivy Gap Jerry Jamerson, Box 263, Weaverville, N.C. 28787 

Laurel Branch Ray Strickland, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Charles Willis 

Rt. 5, Box 219A, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Howard A. Buchanan 

Rt. 3, Box 141, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Ben Lee Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Gary Burt, Mars Hill, N.C. 

Price's Creek Shelby Beaver, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Van D. Grindstaff, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Paul Silver, Bakersville, N.C. 28705 

South Estatoe G.E. Freeman, Rt. 4, Box 310, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Harold D. Bennett, Jr. 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom 

Young's Chapel David Shaffer 

Rt. 2, Box 283K, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Zion 

LIST OF SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Areemus Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Jim Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Robert Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First . . .Miss Jackie Peterson, Box 627, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Byrd's Chapel . .Ronnie Randolph, Rural Delivery, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Billy Ray Bailey, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree None reported 

Fairview Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Indian Creek Hubert Elkins, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Raymond Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 



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Laurel Branch Harold Bennett, Sr., Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Jack Wilson, Rt. 5, Box 183, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Jack Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Box 1280, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Bill Riddle, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman 

Rt. 2, Box 39, Green Mountain, N. C. 28740 

Price's Creek Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Maurice Gortney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Edward Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Don Young 

Rt. 2, Box 408, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Fred Phoenix, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windon Wayne Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Berl Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Zion Marvin Norton, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

LIST OF TRAINING UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Ethel Fox, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Junior Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant . . . .Douglas Angel, Rt. 3, Box 190A, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Pleasant Grove . . . Dennis Grindstaff, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

South Estatoe L.H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Alan Lusk, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Lawrence Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Edd Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. Robert Wilson 

Rt. 5, Box 746, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Box 314, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Vergie Duncan 

Rt. 3, Box 123F7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Opal McDougald, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville . . .Mrs. Harold Bennett, Jr., Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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LIST OF BROTHERHOOD DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd Sparks, Rt. 5, Box 287, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Jack Harper, Rt. 3, Box 174B, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Mike Higgins, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Dennis Buchanan, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF CHURCH CLERKS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Margie Burleson 

Rt. 1, Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Box 185, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Dan Allen, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Clarence Stinson 

Rt. 1, Box 100, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd Sparks, Rt. 5, Box 287, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Ann Francis, Box 31, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Fonzo Whitson 

Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Avis Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 95, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Vernon Fox, Box 27, Micaville, N.C. 28755 

Fairview Junior Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel .Alice McMahan 

Rt. 2, Box 224A, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Indian Creek Mrs. Willie Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap . . .Mrs. Pauline Chandler, Rt. 3, Box 178, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Brooks Boone, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Muriel Wilson 

Rt. 5, Box 204, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Mrs. Ha Angel, Rt. 3, Box 188, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Joyce Dale, Box 332, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Joy Letterman 

Rt. 2, Box 39, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Price's Creek Mrs. Bill Arrowood, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Jean Mcintosh Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 122, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Bayard T. Howell 

Rt. 6, Box 346, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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Young's Chapel . . . Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Box 247, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



Zion Mrs. Homer Ayers, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

LIST OF CHURCH TREASURERS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Margie Burleson 

Rt. 1, Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log Fred Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Not reported 

Bolen's Creek Mr. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Harold Anglin, Box 275, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack B. Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Walter Edwards, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Frank McCurry, Micaville,, N.C. 28755 

Fairview Mrs. Viola Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Edward Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Indian Creek . . .Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Box 313, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Lucille Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

Laurel Branch Mrs. David Griffith, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Cecil Huskins, Rt. 5, Box 46B, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Lola Anne Hensley 

Rt. 3, Box 184, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Roy Lyle, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Price's Creek Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Barbara Pittman, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Grace Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 122, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Everett Crout, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Ralph Griffith, Box 372, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Zion Bob Troup, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

LIST OF ORGANISTS 

[Or Pianist If No Organist] 

Bank's Creek Marilyn Woody, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log Shelia Ramsey, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Beverly Geouge, Rt. 2Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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Bolen's Creek Mrs. Lavonne Beaver 

Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. H.G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Joe Denny, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Miss Amber Bennett, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Vernon Fox, Box 27, Micaville, N.C. 28755 

Fairview Mrs. Essie Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Mrs. Robert Geouge, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Indian Creek Mrs. Rebecca Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Pam Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

Laurel Branch . . .Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell . .Mrs. Jessie Willis, Rt. 5, Box 219A, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant . .Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Box 129, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Ricky Carrol, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Glenna Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Rebecca Black, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe . . .Mrs. Don Young, Rt. 2, Box 408, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Mike Higgins, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Jo Ann Tipton, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Tammy Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Zion Pam Donnahoo, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF MUSIC DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Margie Burleson, Rt. 1, Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock David Thompson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek . . .Clarence Stinson, Rt. 1, Box 100, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. LisaMauney, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Kermit Banks, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Vernon Fox, Box 27, Micaville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Linzey McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Indian Creek Willie Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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Laurel Branch Mrs. Claude Mcintosh, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Danny Willis, Box 30D, Marion, N.C. 28752 

Mt. Pleasant Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 184, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Willie Riddle, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Tommy Pittman, Rt. 6, Box 297, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Earl Tipton Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Terry McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Zion Homer Ayers Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

LIST OF DIRECTORS OF LIBRARY SERVICES 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Niles Howell, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Vergie Duncan 

Rt. 3, Box 123F7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Barbara Freeman 

Rt. 4, Box 310, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF CHAIRMEN OF DEACONS 

Bank's Creek John Burleson, Rt. 1, Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd Sparks, Rt. 5, Box 287, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mike Orr, Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel . . . .Fonzo Whitson, Rt. 4, Box 276, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Burl Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Not reported 

Fairview Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Indian Creek Sam Rathburn, Rt. 3, Box 311, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Woodrow Chandler, Rt. 3, Box 178, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Theo Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant . . . .Jack Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Box 128D, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman 

Rt. 2, Box 39, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Price's Creek James Burleson, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Not reported 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Ramon Autrey, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Roy Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Fred Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel . . Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Box 247, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
Zion Frank Evans, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



PROCEEDINGS 
TUESDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 1, 1978 

THEME: ' *NE VER MORE NEEDED ' ' 

1 — The moderator, Harold Bennett, Jr. called the one hundredth annual 
meeting of Yancey Baptist Association to order on Tuesday afternoon, 
August 1st, 3:15, at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. 

2 — Sam Fox sang "Sweet Sweet Spirit". 

3 — Following the singing of the "Anniversary Hymn" by the 
congregation, George Davis, chairman of the Missions Committee, led the 
opening prayer. 

4 — Howard Buchanan, pastor of the host church, made announcements 
concerning dinner and welcomed messengers and visitors to Mount 
Pleasant. 

5 — Harold McDonald, pastor of First Baptist Church, Albemarle, N.C. 
was recognized to bring a period of Bible Study. Before moving to 
Albemarle, the Reverend McDonald served as pastor of First Baptist 
Church in Burnsville and was also moderator of the association for several 
years. His scripture was taken from Acts 1, concerning the constituting of 
the church. 

6 — The moderator presented the program with the theme "Never More 
Needed" as the order of business. C.W. Britt moved the adoption of the 
program and the motion was seconded. It carried. 

7— Mrs. Jess Styles, Clerk, was asked to call the roll of the churches. 18 
churches were represented with 94 messengers and visitors present. 

8— Visitors were asked to stand and identify themselves. They were: Mr. 
& Mrs. Woodrow Hill and Grandaughter-Raleigh, Hugh Borders-Direc- 
tor of Missions-Mitchell Association, Bob Abrams-Gardner-Webb 
College, Bob Melvin-Chaplain, Mars Hill College, Sue Fitzgerald Resource 
Center, Mars Hill College. 



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The following pastors were introduced: Howard Buchanan, Mount 
Pleasant, David Shaffer, Young's Chapel, G.E. Freeman, South Estatoe, 
C.W. Britt, Bolen's Creek, G.L. Kilby, Crabtree, Gary Burt, Pleasant 
Grove, Ben Lee Ray, Pleasant Gap, H.G. McLeroy, Brown's Creek, 
Dennis Thurman, Cane River, Dick Muri, Burnsville, First, Paul Silver, 
Shoal Creek, Ray Stickland, Laurel Branch. 

9 — The moderator announced that the associational constitution has 
been revised and that copies are available for each messenger to pick up 
and read before returning to tomorrow's session, when it will be presented 
for adoption. 

10 — The following committees were appointed by Moderator Bennett. 
Resolutions-Mrs. Dawson Briggs, Chairperson, Mrs. Bob Webb, Mrs. 
George Davis. Place and Preacher-Mrs. Lena Harris, Billy Ray Bailey, 
Mrs. David Peterson. 

11 — Woodrow Hill, former associate of "The Biblical Recorder" spoke 
of the need for Baptists to be better informed. He urged each church to 
incorporate the "Biblical Recorder" in their budget. 

12— Robert Melvin, Chaplain of Mars Hill College spoke on behalf of 
Higher Christian Education. 

13 — Bob Abrams from Gardner- Webb College was introduced and 
spoke briefly on the work of our Baptist Colleges. 

14 — Mrs. Max Fox led the group in singing "He Keeps Me Singing", 
"When We Walk With the Lord" and "The Solid Rock". Mrs. Mike 
Higgins served as pianist. 

15— The moderator, Harold Bennett, Jr. brought a message to the 
association. His scripture was taken from 1 Thessalonians 2:2. His topic 
was "Never More Needed-Involvement". He discussed the five functions 
of a Baptist Church. They are: worship, witness, educate, minister, and 
apply. 

16 — A duet "Because He Lives" was sung by Mrs. Max Fox and Sam 
Fox. 

17 — John McGee was recognized to speak to the association. He 
announced that this was the first day of his retirement after 33 years and 3 
months of service in Nigeria. Dr. McGee said "My only regret is that I am 
not a young man and cannot do it again and do it better." He continued by 
saying "If I had 1000 lives, there would be 1000 applications in the Foreign 
Mission Board office." Since he first became a Christian, he had wanted to 
be "God's Man in God's Place, Doing God's Will in God's Way." Dr. & 
Mrs. McGee will be residing in Hendersonville during the years of their 
retirement. 

18— A prayer of blessing and thanksgiving was led by David Shaffer, 
pastor of Young's Chapel Baptist Church. 

TUESDAY NIGHT 

19— Following a period of music by Mrs. Mike Higgins, pianist, the 
moderator called the evening session to order. 



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Mrs, Dawson Briggs read the report of the Resolutions Committee and 
C.W. Britt moved that it be adopted. The motion carried. The Place and 
Preacher report was given by Billy Ray Bailey as follows: Preacher-Dennis 
Thurman-Alternate-G.E. Freeman. 1st Day-Cane River, 2nd day-Bolen's 
Creek. 

20 — The following visitors were introduced: Jim Lambert, Luther 
Osmond, Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Godwin. 

21 — The roll call was made by Mrs. Jess Styles, Clerk. 19 churches were 
represented with a total of 185 messengers and visitors present. 

22 — G.L. Kilby led in prayer and an offering was taken. 

23 — The moderator announced that Miss Iva Nell Buckner has written a 
"Brief History of Yancey Baptist Association" and that they will be 
available for $2.00 per copy in the lobby following the evening session. 

24 — Miss Cathy McCurry sang "Sweet, Sweet Spirit". 

25— Scripture was given by Samantha Shuford, Melissa Taylor, and 
Darla Bailey. 

26 — Mrs. Max Fox led the group in singing "The Light of The World" 
and "Break Thou the Bread of Life." Mrs. Mike Higgins was 
accompanist. 

27 — A time was given for the recognition of former clerks and 
moderators. Moderators present were: H.G. Bailey, Bruce Tomberlin, and 
Harold McDonald. Clerks recognized were: H.G. Bailey and Mrs. Roy 
Pate. H.G. Bailey stated that he had missed 4 annual meetings in the past 
63 years. 

28— A Skit "A Look at Our Past, written by Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, 
Director of Missions in Yancey Baptist Association, was presented. 
Participating were: Joe Denny, Miss Sara Hensley, Mary Lee Wilson, 
Andrea Sparks and Cindy McLain. This presentation was concluded with a 
solo by Hugh Borders "Share His Love." 

29 — The "Anniversary Hymn was sung by those present. 

30 — The closing message of the first day's session was brought by 
Burrell Lucas, Director of the Division of Church Programs. He stated 
that nothing in the world is more important than being born again. 

31 — The moderator announced that pastors meet each Monday morning 
at seven o'clock for a prayer breakfast at River Breeze Restaurant. The 
regular business meeting is held the first Monday of each month. 

32— The benediction was pronounced by Dennis Thurman, pastor of 
Cane R 4 ver Baptist Church. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2, 1978 

33 — Mrs. Mike Higgins, pianist, presented a number of hymns for the 
prelude. 

34— The Wednesday morning session of the One Hundredth Annual 
meeting was called to order by the moderator Harold Bennett, Jr. Young's 
Chapel was the host church. Deborah Westall was presented to sing 
"Sweet, Sweet, Spirit". 



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35— Scripture passages were quoted by Patrick Thomas. 

36 — Mrs. Max Fox led the association in singing "Brethern, We Have 
Met to Worship". 

37 — Howard Buchanan, pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church led the 
opening prayer. 

38— Pastor of Young's Chapel, David Shaffer, gave words of welcome 
from the host church. 

39 — Roll call of the churches was made by Mrs. Jess Styles, associational 
clerk. Twelve churches were represented by 39 messengers. More 
messengers arrived later. 

40— The following pastors were present: C.W. Britt, Dick Muri, David 
Shaffer, Gary Burg, G.E. Freeman, Dennis Thurman, Howard Buchanan, 
Paul Silver, Horace McLeroy and Harold Bennett, Jr. 

41 — A moment of silence was observed in memory of Fred Harrell who 
died during the year. He was pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at 
the time of his death. 

42 — The following committees were appointed by the chair. (See 
Associational Directory for names.) Budget, Stewardship, Evangelism, 
Missions, Nominating, Executive, Ordination and Reception of New 
Churches. 

43 — Moderator Bennett announced that the constitution of the 
association had been revised and opened the floor for discussion. C.W. 
Britt raised a question about Article IV, Section 2. The moderator 
requested that Mrs. Jess Styles, who served as chairperson of the 
constitution committee, answer the question. This was done. G.E. 
Freeman was recognized by the chair. He discussed Article VIII, Section 2, 
dealing with the number of people to serve on the Executive Board. This 
was dealt with by the committee. A motion was made by George Davis to 
adopt the constitution. C.W. Britt seconded the motion. The constitution 
was adopted to be effective in one year. Others serving on the committee in 
addition to Mrs. Styles, were Miss Lola Ann Hensley, H.G. McLeroy, 
Billy Buchanan and Harold Bennett, Jr. 

44 — Howard Buchanan, associate moderator, was asked to preside for 
the election of officers. The following people were elected to serve during 
the coming year. Moderator - Harold Bennet, Jr., Associate Moderator - 
C.W. Britt, Clerk - Mrs. Jess Styles. 

45— Harold McDonald continued the Bible Study of Acts which he 
began on Tuesday afternoon. His subject: "The Church Empowered". 

46 — Director of the Christian Action League, D.P. McFarland, was 
recognized and congratulated the messengers on the defeat of the 
beer-wine referendum which was voted upon by the citizens of Yancey 
County. 

47 — Mrs. Max Fox led in the singing of the "Anniversary Hymn". 

48— Dr. Joseph Godwin, professor of Psychology at Mars Hill College, 
was introduced and spoke. His subject was "A Wad of Roots and A Greek 
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49 — Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Director of Missions for Yancey 
Association, urged messengers to read the entire Book of Reports. Posters, 
using statistics from the reports were shown by the following people: Mrs. 
Sol Harris, Miss Madge Carter, Mrs. Bernice Smith, George Davis, Mrs. 
Andrew Johnson, Miss Vergie Duncan, Mrs. Harold Bennett, Jr., Mrs. 
Latt Fox, Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson, Gary Burt, Billy Ray Bailey, Mrs. Brooks 
Boone, Mrs. James McDougald, Miss Lola Hensley, C.W. Britt and 
Howard Buchanan. Dr. Joe Godwin led a prayer of dedication for the 
work of the association and its officers. 

50 — The group stood and sang together, "Footsteps of Jesus", "Come 
Thou Fount" and "Saviour, Like a Shepherd Lead Us." 

51— David Shaffer, pastor of the host church, preached the annual 
sermon. He read Judges 7. The topic of his sermon was "Never More 
Needed, The Faith of Gideon". 

52— The prayer of thanksgiving was led by Dick Muri, pastor of 
Burnsville, First. The session was adjourned for lunch. 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 

53 — Immediately following the piano prelude by Mrs. Mike Higgins, 
Willie Riddle sang "Sweet, Sweet, Spirit." 

54 — The scripture was read by Regina Young, Kim Boone and Mark 
Freeman. 

55 — Mrs. Max Fox led the association in singing "Share His Love", 
"Faith Is the Victory" and "I Love To Tell The Story." Moderator 
Bennett expressed appreciation for Mrs. Mike Higgins, pianist, and Mrs. 
Max Fox, music leader. 

56 — Appreciation was expressed to the members of Young's Chapel 
Church and the pastor, David Shaffer, for their hospitality. 

57 — The report of the nominating committee was read by Miss Laura 
Mae Hilliard. C.W. Britt moved the adoption of the report. The motion 
was seconded by George Davis. (See Associational Directory for list.) 

58 — Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Hensley, members of Brown's Creek Church, 
shared some of their adventures as mission volunteers to Zambia with the 
group. 

59 — Harold McDonald brought the concluding message of the Bible 
Study. He used Acts 20, 28 and 2nd Timothy. 

60 — Bill Poole, General superintendent of Homes for Aging, reported 
that progress is being made at the Western Carolina Home at Asheville, He 
issued an invitation for messengers to visit at any time. 

61— The Director of Denominational Relations at Baptist Hospital, Dr. 
Calvin Knight spoke on the ministry of the hospital. He mentioned a new 
idea in nursing; one nurse for each patient for each eight hour shift. 

62— Hugh Starnes, Administrator of Broyhill Childrens' Home, invited 
messengers to attend the barbeque supper at the homes on September 7. He 
told of the need for house parents and foster parents. 

63 — The "Anniversary Hymn" was sung. 



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64— Jim Lambert, area missionary, brought the closing message of the 
final session of the one hundredth anniversary. His topic was "Challenge 
and Committment, Never More Needed". 

65 — The moderator requested the Director of Missions, Miss Laura Mae 
Hilliard, to stand at the front of the church following the benediction, in 
order that messengers might express their appreciation to her for a job well 
done. 

66— Following the benediction by C.W. Britt, pastor of Bolen's Creek 
Church, Moderator Bennett declared the one hundredth annual session 
adjourned. 

RESOLUTIONS REPORT 

We, the resolutions committee would like to express our gratitude to 
Mount Pleasant Church for their generous hospitality and bountiful food. 

Not only have we been welcomed and fed, let us thank others as well. 
Our missionary, secretary, and moderator are worthy of our gratitude. 

To the speakers, we are most grateful. May we go away knowing we 
have been spiritually fed. Pray that we may demonstrate a Christian 
attitude in our daily lives. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Dawson Briggs 
Mrs. George Davis 
Mrs. Bob Webb 



SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

The basic objective of associational Sunday School work is to assist 
church leaders to be more effective in their responsibility. 

The tasks of the associational Sunday School organization have been 
stated as follows: 

1. Provide opportunities for fellowship and inspiration. 

2. Interpret the Sunday School Program. 

3. Train Sunday School leaders. 

4. Consult with Sunday School leaders concerning their program. 

5. Provide organization and leadership for cooperative work among the 
churches. 

We have some special emphasis for 1978-79 suggested for the local 
church. 

1 . Preparation Week - September 24-October 1 

2. Reach Out Enrollment Week - October 22-29 

3. High Attendance Day - October 29 

For the association - A Bold Mission Bible Conference and a World 
Missions Conference, in the two years 1978-79. Also, a Sunday School 
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The total on-going enrollment of the twenty-six churches reporting is 
2571. If we this year just enrolled the unenlisted church members we could 
increase our Sunday School enrollment by 828 because we have 3399 
Resident Church Members. Of the 2571 enrolled in Bible Study in Sunday 
School only 1677 on an average are present on any given Sunday. This 
leads us to say - "Never More Needed: Active Sunday Schools." 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

Vacation Bible School is one of a church's best opportunities for 
personal evangelism-approximately one-fourth of all children and youth 
baptized into Southern Baptist Churches make their committment to 
Christ in Vacation Bible School. This fact should challenge our 27 
churches in our association to become a part of the evangelistic thrust of 
Vacation Bible School. 

If you were a worker in Vacation Bible School, I am sure you noted these 
changes in the lives of your pupils: 

A Preschooler learn to share. A younger child discovers he owes his life 
to God because God made him. An older child experiences guilt of sin and 
is led to Christ. A youth responds to God's will in the choice of a vocation. 

These are only a few of the many changes which may result from 
Vacation Bible School. Workers will have the joy of knowing that they had 
a part in all the good that happened in and through Vacation Bible School. 

Never more needed-Churches that will teach that the Bible is God's 
written Word that points men to Jesus Christ, God's son. 

17 churches reported a Bible School with 987 enrolled. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris G. Tomberlin 

CHURCH MINISTRIES AND TRAINING 

Ephesians 4:12 speaks of equipping all God's people for the work of 
service! Church Training does just this. Its mission is to help every church 
succeed in bringing persons to maturity in Jesus Christ. Since we are never 
fully grown, completely trained or fully mature we all need to be involved 
in a Church Training Program. The objective of Church Training is to 
bring church members to a genuine committment to the person of Jesus 
Christ and then to a life of growth and ministry in His Name. 

"Never More Needed" - people committed to the task of Church 
Training. We have only 9 churches reporting any type of Church Training, 
with an enrollment of 341. 

In June we helped with the promotion of a Youth Evangelism Night. 
This meeting was held with the Bolen's Creek Baptist Church. Eight 
Churches were represented. 

We failed to have many of the emphases. The flood in November and 
snow later made it necessary to call off many of the activities. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 



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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

At the close of another year, we can see many needs not met but we are 
grateful for the faithfulness of our eight Baptist Women groups. We have 
promoted the Mission offerings, we have prayed, and studied and 
ministered in our communitites. 

We provided draperies for the New Yancey Baptist Association Office. 
A love offering of $189.04 was given to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Sutton, Foreign 
Missionaries from our county. One group gave a generous love offering to 
a terminally ill child for flight expense to the Children's Hospital in 
Memphis. Contributions of money, time and energy have been made to 
other worthwhile projects. 

Too few churches have the organizations for the children and youth. 
Our goal should be to lead other churches to organize a Woman's 
Missionary Union-Baptist Women, Acteens, Girls in Action, Mission 
Friends. This year we need to give our best in promoting and participating 
in the World Mission Conference, October 5th-9th. 

"To God Be The Glory" for what has been accomplished. Let us strive 
to make next year a more fruitful year in missionary effort so taht many 
may come to know Christ as Saviour and Lord of their lives — Never More 
Needed. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Bruce Bailey 



BROTHERHOOD 

The Brotherhood is not just another organization. Baptist Men 
represents all the men of the church working at all the tasks of the church 
and seeking to bring men to Christ and into all the work of the Church. 
The Baptist Men seek through a well-rounded program, to discover and 
utilize the talents of men, to challenge men to action; Royal ambassador 
Chapters seek to develop boys into Christian manhood. 

Men represent power which needs to be and must be enlisted for Christ. 
The challenge facing Christian leadership is to pray, plan, and work that 
the power residing in the men of the churches may be released and utilized 
in the promotion of all the work that Christ has commanded His followers 
to do. When this challenge is met, a new day will dawn, a day in which the 
cause of Christ will be advanced as never before in the history of 
Christianity. To enlist this host of men and boys and utilize their talents 
and effort for Christ is the challenge of the Brotherhood. 

This is the picture in the Yancey Association. 51 boys and leaders 
enrolled in the Royal Ambassador Chapters; 26 men (18 and over) enrolled 
in Baptist Men. 

The challenge is before us! 

Repsectfully submitted, 
Earl Nelson Tipton 



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BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES 

The programs, services and facilities of the Baptist Children's Homes of 
North Carolina are being utilized well for the care of children and in 
providing assistance to families that need our help. North Carolina 
Baptists and other friends continue to support this ministry through 
personal involvement, prayer and financial support. It is the purpose of the 
Homes to provide quality care and to be worthy of the faith and 
confidence of North Carolina Baptists. 

Requests are coming to the Homes from various sections of the state for 
additional community-based services (such as, emergency care and group 
homes). This is a wholesome trend in child care. Chidlren can best be 
served and families strengthened when care can be provided reasonably 
close to a child's home. The homes have been moving in that direction for 
several years and the homes will respond to additional requests for 
programs and services as financial resources permit. This is a challenge to 
us here in the Yancey! 

North Carolina Baptists have reason to be pleased with work that is 
currently in progress in western North Carolina. Broyhill Home, foster 
home services, emergency care at Forest City, maternity care in Asheville, 
programs of crisis intervention, counseling and family education fill a 
particular need in our area of the State. 

The Homes are in constant need of a well qualified staff. This is 
particularly true of cottage parents and foster home parents. We need to 
pray that God will impress a sufficient number of prospective workers that 
child care is a Christian vocation and that it affords wonderful 
opportunities for service and that they will say "yes" to the opportunities. 

The Children's Homes are deeply grateful for support which comes from 
the churches through the Cooperative Program, special gifts and the 
traditional Thanksgiving offering. 

The forthcoming thanksgiving offering is extremely important. This will 
be the last time that our people will have the challenge of making an over 
and above offering to the Chidlren's Homes at Thanksgiving time. As a 
part of the Bold Missions thrust, the Thanksgiving offering for the 
Children's Homes in 1979 will become a part of the North Carolina Baptist 
State Missions offering to be received each September thereafter. 

To bridge the transitional gap next year, the trustees of our Children's 
Homes have set a goal of one million dollars through the 1978 
Thanksgiving offering. The Children's Homes look to us in the Yancey 
and to other North Carolina Baptists for sufficient financial support. An 
adequate child care Ministry has never been needed more than it is today. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergis Anglin 

BAPTIST HOMES FOR THE AGING 

The words Stop! Look! and Listen! are words of warning at our railroad 
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for us to "stop, look and listen," as we get a clearer picture of the various 
ministries and work of the institutions and agencies of our Baptist State 
Convention. One way we get this information is by attending meetings and 
reading our Baptist Publications. 

Ralph Cannon, Director of Development and Denominational Relations 
for our Baptist Homes for the Aging, has for three years offered those 
present for meetings at which he was speaking a dollar bill to anyone in the 
group who could name and current five Baptist Homes for the Aging, and 
the sixth Baptist Home under construction in Asheville. One person has 
taken his dollar away from him. 

Study this report! If you do, you will be able to furnish him the 
information. 

North Carolina Baptists have the following Homes for the Aging: 

1. Resthaven, located in Winston-Salem, with space for 16 residents: 

2. The Hayes Home and the Nursing Care Unit, in Winston-Salem with 
space for 46 residents, and 79 patients. The Nursing Care Unit serves 
all five of our Homes, and will serve the Western North Carolina 
Baptist Home. Patients are transferred to this nursing facility when 
long-term nursing care is needed, either for Intermediate Nursing 
Care, or Skilled Nursing Care. 

There is also a duplex apartment complex at the site of the Hayes 
Home in Winston-Salem, with a space for 120 people. 

3. The Albemarle Home, in Albemarle with space for 30 residents: 

4. The Hamilton Home, in Hamilton, with space for 28 residents; 

5. The Yanceyville Home, in Yanceyville, with space for 31 residents; 

6. The Western North Carolina Baptist Home, in Asheville, with space 
for 50 residents, now under construction. 

This means that there will be accommodations for 300 people in all of 
our six Baptist Homes, the apartment complex, and the Nursing Care Unit, 
when the Western North Carolina Baptist Home, in Asheville is 
completed. This lovely facility is now under construction, and it is 
anticipated that it will be completed and ready for occupancy by February 
15, 1979. 

Our Baptist Homes for the Aging have received vital support from our 
more than 3400 Baptist Churches through two vital sources through the 
years: 

1. The Cooperative Program which supplies about 8% of our total 
budget; 

2. The Special Offering which supplies 16% of our total budget. 
These gifts are used to supplement the care of the majority of the 

residents in our Baptist Homes and are a life-line, therefore, to residents 
who could not possibly pay the cost of care, if it were not for these gifts. 
We are grateful for these gifts and for every church and every person who 
has had a part in making them possible. 

Since our February, 1978 offering for the Baptist Homes was the last 
Special Offering ever, we are greatly concerned that our churches and our 
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Homes. The total goal of the State Missions Offering for 1979, in which we 
will share with our other Baptist institutions, and with the specific causes 
of State Missions in $2,000,000. Our Baptist Homes will receive 
$300,000.00 from this Offering, if the total goal is reached. It not, we will 
not receive that amount. This figure of $300,000.00 from the time it was 
projected, untl September, of 1979, will represent a period of two years. 
During this period we will most likely have to borrow money to operate the 
Homes for the Aging, since we normally receive $300,000 from the Special 
Offering. 

Also, of great concern is the fact that we are scheduled to open the 
Western North Carolina Baptist Home, in Asheville around February 15, 
1979, to accommodate 50 additional people, prior to the September, 1979 
State Missions Offering and with no additional per cent of the Cooperative 
Program dollar. In fact, we receive 1 2/10% of the Cooperative Program, 
and this per cent has not been changed during the 27 years of the ministry 
of the Baptist Homes for the Aging. Though the Homes receive more 
money through the Cooperative Program than formerly, in dollars, 
around $155,000.00, the per cent of the budget of the Homes provided 
through the Cooperative Program has dropped 10% to 8%. The needs of 
the Homes for the Aging are greater than ever, and we are vitally 
concerned about how those needs are going to be met. It is estimated that 
we will need an additional $100,000.00 to operate the Western North 
Carolina Baptist Home. From whence shall this come?We believe that it 
will come from our Baptist people, that we are a people on bold mission 
for the Lord, that we will trust Him more for our needs, and pull together, 
in meeting the 1979 State Missions goal of $2,000,000, that we will give 
more through the Cooperative Program for all of our Baptist work and 
causes! 

Of interest in our Homes for the Aging in projected growth and service is 
a new proposed wing to the Hayes Home in Winston-Salem which will 
house 51 additional patients and residents and bring our total capacity in 
all of the Homes and the Nursing Care Unit to 351 persons. 

The growing edge of our national and state population is in the area of 
the aging, those 65 years of age and above. We must continue to prepare 
for them and move out, by the Lord's help, to undertake more for them in 
our churches, our communities, and in our Baptist Homes for the Aging. 

We must continue to support our Homes for the Aging with our prayers 
and our money. Will you join me in doing this? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs, A.Z. Jamerson 



BAPTIST HOSPIAL 

Baptist Hospital continues to find ways of enlarging and improving its 
care of patients. 

During the past year, the Department of Family Medicine moved into 
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Center will provide primary health care for more than 5,000 families by 
1980. Also, the teaching program for resident physicians in Family 
Medicine will increase to 36 positions by 1980. Many of these physicians 
are expected to enter family practice in North Carolina. 

Other improvements in patient care include the installation of a 
whole-body scanner and the opening of new and larger facilities for the 
Intensive Care and Intermediate Nurseries. The body scanner is 
particularly useful in locating and defining problems such as tumors in the * 
chest, abdomen and pelvic areas; in determining the spread of disease from 
one organ to another; and visualizing aneurysms in the abdomen. The new 
nurseries have already played a significant role in reducing the infant death 
rate and in improving the changes of premature babies growing up without 
lasting effects from earlier medical problems. 

Creation of a new Department of Patient Relations and the employment 
of a full-time director has also helped to improve the quality of patient 
care. The primary function of this department is to respond to specific 
concerns patients have regarding their hospital care and to act in behalf of 
patients and their families in resolving problems and meeting needs. 

A closed-circuit television system will soon be carrying services from the 
hospital chapel, other devotional programs and educational programs to 
patient rooms. This system will also be used in staff education programs. 
This equipment was purchased with funds from the estate of Miss Olivia 
Hall who worked for Baptist Hospital for nearly a half-century. 

The Department of Pastoral Care continues to make a significant 
contribution to patient care as well as in clinical pastoral education, 
counseling and enrichment events. During recent months the department 
has begun another satellite center; this fourth satellite is in Charlotte and is 
operated in cooperation with the Mecklenburg Baptist Association. In 
April of this year, the Counseling Center received accreditation by the 
American Association of Pastoral Counselors. 

In recent months, the Medical Center Challenge Program completed a 
successful fund campaign, over-subscribing its $18-million goal. The final 
project in this program will be the replacement of the original hospital 
building opened in 1923, with a new Focus Building which is scheduled for 
completion in 1980. 

Let us rejoice that we can share in all of this work. Let us remember 
Jesus' commanded that we be involved in the healing ministry - "I was sick 
and ye visited Me... Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of 
these ye have done it unto Me!" Never More Needed — adequate medical 
care for hurting bodies. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson 



PUBLICATIONS 

At the dawn of a new year we might ask does the RECORDER pay?A 
few weeks ago the leading 50 churches in the state in Cooperative Program 



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giving were listed in the BIBLICAL RECORDER. Everone of them has a 
RECORDER club, many of them with the RECORDER in the budget. 

Then there was a list of churches with the best per capita giving to the 
Cooperative Program. Again, 49 out of 50 of these churches have a good 
RECORDER club. 

This is strong testimony as to what the RECORDER can do for a 
church. When people are informed, they give. When people are informed, 
they support their association, state and Southern convention work. 
Everyone wins when the RECORDER goes into every home. 

As of this date, the price of the RECORDER is remaining reasonable, 
especially when compared to the cost of a daily paper. A church can still 
send the RECORDER into every home for only 6c a week. 

With the dripping wet news media in North Carolina, our Baptist people 
must depend on the RECORDER for information about such matters as 
liquor by the drink. We rejoice that we can depend on the RECORDER 
for keeping us informed about this matter. The RECORDER will, also, 
furnish vital information about all phases of our work as a denomination. 

CHARITY AND CHILDREN published by Children's Homes provides 
special information about our Child Care ministry. Also, included in this 
publication, are articles of other areas of work. 

Every home in a church family needs THE COMMISSION and HOME 
MISSIONS. These publications will help one be informed about the 
laborers and work of the home and foreign mission fields. We will need to 
keep informed about the Bold Mission Thrust. 

If the churches in the Yancey Association are to share in taking the 
Gospel to every person in the world during this century, their members 
must be informed. 

No investment a church can make will bring as much in return as 
providing these publications for its membership. If this is done, none can 
say, as the Prophet Hosea said, "My people are destroyed by lack of 
knowledge!" 

Respectfully submitted, 
Opal McDougald 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

Never in the history of Southern Baptists has the need been greater to 
inform its people of the need for a stronger and more loyal support for 
Christian higher education. 

Christian education is Christianity operating in the field of 
enlightenment. A Christian college is a college founded and maintained 
and conducted by Christian people in the service of the Kingdom of God. 

Baptists of North Carolina support and operate, through elected 
trustees, six colleges and one university: Campbell, Chowan, Gardner- 
Webb, Mars Hill, Meredith, Wingate and Wake Forest University. The 
histories of these colleges and the Baptist State Convention have 
intersected and intertwined since 1834. While not all of the colleges were 
begun by the Convention per se, all were begun by Baptists, with strong 



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convictions about the need for Christian higher education. The seven 
colleges have been in operation for a total of 729 years. Currently, faculty 
and staff number 1,441. During the 1977-78 academic year, the full-time 
enrollment of the colleges was 13,000. The total enrollment, including 
summer school and special students, was more than 19,000. 

These schools function for the students. Their goal is to prepare each 
student to meet his everyday problems, or tasks, with a Christ like spirit 
and an attitude of faith and love for his fellow man, so that when his 
education is completed he can take up his work in some community in such 
a way that others may find the true pathway for life by walking with him. 

Churches are urged to encourage their youth to attend a Baptist college. 
Most of the students attending a North Carolina Baptist College receive 
some form of financial assistance. Each of the colleges pledges to assist 
needy students with financial aid. Students who need to apply for financial 
aid should make application to college early in the senior year of high 
school. Grants, loans and work scholarships are available for those who 
need them. 

North Carolina Baptist Colleges continue to be grateful for generous 
financial support through the Cooperative Program. The colleges reaffirm 
their support and partnership in missions with the churches, and offer the 
services of faculty, students and other campus resources to make the Bold 
Missions emphasis of Southern Baptist a vital and successful ministry. 

How loyal will we be in our support for this phase of our work in the 
year ahead? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sara Hensley 



CHURCH LIBRARIES 

A library has many possibilities for training. Most book stores give a 
good discount to church libraries. Baptist Book Stores gave a 25% 
discount in May 1978 to church libraries. 

Quoting from a recent report that I heard there are 3 million people who 
learn to read every week. What a challenge for the churches to provide 
good reading materials for these new readers! The American Bible Society 
is publishing Easy Reading Booklets for those just beginning to read. Let's 
stock our church libraries with something easy to read and up-lifting. 

Public and school libraries do not stock many books of a religious 
content. Therefore, it is up to the churches to help provide an adequate 
supply of materials for the use of the local communities served by the 
churches, 

All church libraries should contain reference materials for the use of 
pastors, teachers, youth leaders and all workers. They should contain 
books of biography of our great church leaders and missionaries as well as 
great Bible personalities and great American statesmen. 

In the field of music there should be a supply of sheet music, recordings, 
and cassette tapes that can be used for worship and teaching. 



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The reading needs of all ages should be met. There is a wealth of reading 
material available. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergie Duncan 



THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

For the first time in history, Scripture distribution throughout Africa 
surpassed 15 million copies, an increase of 25 per cent over 1976. The year 
1977 was the first time that Scripture Selections appeared in African 
newspapers and magazines. 

The population of North and South America is estimated to be 576 
million. During 1977 the Bible Societies of the Americas achieved a total 
distribution throughout the hemisphere of 213,563,569 Scriptures. 

The zeal of Bible distributors throughout Asia is exemplified by one 
young man, Mr. Shirish Waghmode, an electronic technician in India who 
volunteered to assist in a special distribution campaign throughout 
northeastern Bombay. For five days, morning until evening, he sold 
Scriptures. He would not even take time out for lunch - except for a cup of 
tea. In one building he was very badly insulted and driven away by Hindu 
zealots. But by the close of the fifth day he had sold 250 packets of Gospel 
Portions. It was people like Mr. Waghmode who made possible the 
amazing 41.9 per cent increase in Scripture distribution experienced 
throughout Asis in 1977. 

Distribution throughout the Eruope Region showed a two per cent 
increase over 1976 for a total of 10,122,961 Scriptures. 

A tugboat captain who works in the port of Charleston, S.C., recently 
wrote the ABS that as his tugboat is often tied alongside foreign ships for 
several hours this would afford him an excellent opportunity to witness to 
the sailors on board. The ABS responded with a gift of 13,700 Scripture 
Selections in 25 different languages to help him share his faith with these 
visitors from other lands. 

Gifts from individuals to the American Bible Society rose only three per 
cent in 1977 over the gifts received in 1976 - from $10,298,534 in 1976 to 
$10,606,362 in 1977 - not enough to meet the inflationary costs of doing 
the work! Gifts from churches, moreover, declined from $1,739,194 in 
1976 to $1,545,634 in 1977. 

Millions of people around the world discovered God's Word for the first 
time in 1977 because of your generosity. But the task is far from finished. 
Only through your continued support of the Bible cause can the written 
Word eventually reach into every hand and heart. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Brooks Boone 



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EVANGELISM 

A significant goal in Bold Missions is to encourage every church to 
double baptisms by 1982 or sooner. Christians need to lead unsaved 
persons to make genuine committments to Christ and to guide them in 
their spiritual development. Pastors and church leaders can use the 
notebook-Bold Evangelism Through the Local Church - to plan and 
develop an ongoing program of evangelism. Free notebooks will be 
available. 

"The Evangelistic Church on Bold Mission" was the theme of the 32nd 
Statewide Evangelism Conference at the War Memorial Auditorium, 
Greensboro, during Februay 6-7, 1978. Evangelistic speakers challenged 
about 2,400 pastors and lay persons to involve church members in bold 
evangelism. 

Four summer youth evangelism teams preached in one week youth 
revivals and directed youth witness training in many churches across the 
state. One of these teams led youth revivals in nine churches in Maryland 
in a joint Bold Mission effort. Genuine decisions for Christ were made by 
many youth. 

Over 900 youth and adults attended the largest Youth Ministry Week 
during July 3-8 at the North Carolina Baptist Assembly. All persons 
participated in specific witness training sessions. The emphasis also 
included vocational guidance and recreation. 

The 8th Statewide Youth Evangelism Night is scheduled or August 18, 
Greensboro Coliseum. Bill Hogue, Director, Evangelism Section, Home 
Mission Board, Atlanta, is to be the preacher; Richard and Judy Bradford, 
Albuquerque, New Mexico, are the soloists, and other youth are to share 
on the program. Follow-up work is always assigned to pastors with all 
youth who make decisions. 

Churches are encouraged to become more involved in Renewal 
Evangelism. The Division of Evangelism cooperates with the Brotherhood 
Department in this phase of the work. 

The 33rd Statewide Evangelism Conference will be held at Cumberland 
County Memorial Auditorium, Fayetteville, on February 5-, 1979. 

18 Churches in the Yancey Baptist Association reported 78 baptisms in 
1977-78. 

On June 24, 1978, Yancey County Baptist observed Youth Evangelism 
Night. The meeting was held at the Bolen's Creek Baptist church. It was 
led by Rev. Ralph D. Burrage and a youth group from Miami Shores 
Baptist Church, Miami, Florida. 

We plan an association wide Evangelism Clinic in the Yancey 
Association in 1979. The exact date will be given later. Also plans are in the 
making for a "get together" for those enrolled in the last Lay Evangelism 
School. The date is to be announced. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Howard Buchanan 



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ANNUITY REPORT 

Southern Baptist Churches depend on the Annuity Board to provide 
retirement and insurance protection for pastors and other related church 
vocations. 

The Board holds in trust retirement from nearly 70,000 people. This will 
be converted into retirement for them. 

Dr. Darrell H. Morgan described the new plan that went into effect 
January 1 , 1978 as being excellent for people entering into it. There are two 
funds. A Balanced Fund-this consists of assets of stocks, bonds, leases, 
mortages, loans and other investments. Credits will vary based on actual 
earnings. The second-A Fixed Fund-the assets are invested in a fixed 
income investment. The principal is, guaranteed plus a rate of interest 
determined at the beginning of each year. 

Benefits paid to retirees, widows and disabled in 1977 amounted to 
$19,085,316. 427 Relief Recipients received $324,096. There are staff 
members - 3,387 and 2,257 churches and associations participating in the 
program in North Carolina. 

In our association 7 Churches are in the Program and also our 
association. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Charles E. Willis 

BAPTIST FOUNDATION 
1977 

The North Carolina Baptist Foundation, Inc. was approved in 1919 and 
chartered in 1920. The objectives were clearly stated in the charter: 

1. To promote the making of gifts... for Baptist causes. 

2. To receive, own, hold, administer, and distribute gifts of any kind. 
The Foundation continues to strive toward fulfilling the objectives 

stated in its charter. 

The staff consists of three salaried employees: Edwin Coates, Executive 
Secretary; Sara Ann Hobbs, Director of Estate Planning; and Dianne 
Babb, Staff Assistant. Leon Spencer is employed to maintain operating 
budget records and Tom Dimmock, a Raleigh attorney, is retained for 
consultation on legal matters and preparation of legal documents. 

The Foundation provides a unique channel for persons to provide 
tangible financial assistance for all Christian ministries fostered by 
Southern Baptists forever. The three prime methods utilized for this are the 
testamentary gift, the annuity trust and the charitable remainder trust. 

Long-range goals call for assets of $5,000,000 by 1980 and $10,000,000 
by 1985, and an annual increase of testamentary gifts of $1,000,000 per 
year through 1980 and $2,000,000 per year, 1980-1985. 

Edwin S. Coates 

Executive Secretary 

N.C. Baptist Foundation, Inc. 



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CHRISTIAN LIFE AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS 

On several occasions Jesus stated that His disciples were to reflect their 
faith in Him through their lifestyles. Discovering the will and the way of 
Jesus is what the Christian Life Council seeks to do. 

A number of moral concerns were addressed by the Council in 1978. 
Family relationships continue to be a high priority. Opportunities such as 
marriage enrichment retreats, a work-shop on parenting, single adult 
emphasis, and minister-wife retreats were conducted by the Council. 
Various materials dealing with family life were produced and distributed. 
Strengthening the Christian home is essential to the welfare of our nation 
and churches and the Christian Life Council is committed to that task. 

Much energy was spent working for the defeat of the liquor by the drink 
bill. Over 125,000 flyers were distributed to North Carolina Baptists. 
While the efforts of Baptists did not defeat the bill, our efforts did result in 
a better bill being passed than the one originally proposed. In Yancey 
County the Beer and Wine Bill was defeated! 

Another concern of the Council is television and its impact upon the 
morals of our people. Over 60,000 copies of "The Grabber", a pamphlet 
dealing with the use and abuse of television, were distributed upon request. 
Unless Baptists learn to control television, it will control them by 
occupying their thoughts and time. 

Wolrd Hunger is an issue which haunts all of us. The Council has 
printed and is distributing thousands of tracts which offer practical 
suggestions for Baptists on how to respond to world hunger. August 2 is 
World Hunger Day among Southern Baptists and the Council attempted to 
help Baptists be aware of this emphasis. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Billy Ray Bailey 



MISSIONS 

As Yancey Baptists how big is our world? I read of a Christian woman 
who kept a tea jar, shaped like a world globe, over her kitchen sink. As she 
washed dishes, her mind and heart soared to the uttermost parts of the 
earth in prayer. She did not let four walls of a room limit her horizon. Let 
us ask, what is hindering the churches of this association from seeing "the 
fields white unto harvest"? Our records surely say there is something. 

Take a look at the situation in our association during this past year-The 
following number of churches gave to State and Southern Baptist 
Convention causes:* 

8 Churches gave to Associational Missions. 

17 Churches gave to State Missions. 
12 Churches gave to Home Missions. 

18 Churches gave to Foreign Missions. 

8 Churches gave through the Cooperative Program. 



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Surely this causes concern for all of us. Some of us will be able to say, 
"But my church gave to every one of the mission causes." That is fine but 
what about the percentage that was given? 

Perhaps, the most successful effort that we promoted as an association 
this past year was the State Missions offering. 14 Interpreters witnessed to 
every church in this association and many of the churches invited these 
interpreters to come and share at a regular meeting of the church family. 
The offering amounted to $7,260.00, as compared to $1,575.00 in 1977. 15 
churches gave to the Special State Missions Offering and two churches, 
Windom and Fairview have State Missions in the budget. The following 
Churches made a special State Missions Offering: Bank's Creek - $12.00, 
Bolen's Creek - $87.00, Brown's Creek - $352.00, First Baptist - $1,122.00, 
Cane River - $84.00, Indian Creek - $10.00, Laurel Branch - $150.00, 
Mount Pleasant - $400.00, Pleasant Gap - $100.00, Pleasant Grove - 
$149.00, Price's Creek - $20.00, Shoal Creek - $100.00, South Estatoe - 
$208.00, West Burnsville - $2,086.00, Young's Chapel - $408.00, Jack's 
Creek WMU - $40.00, Fairview gave - $620.00 and Windom $524.00. 

In September we had a State Missions Seminar. We met with the First 
Baptist Church and several of the churches were represented. Dr. Howard 
Ford, Director of the Missions Division of the State Convention, and 
several other state workers directed conferences. Those present chose the 
conference of special interest. We feel this helped us go far beyond our 
State Missions Goal for 1977. 

I have visited eleven churches. This has been a very helpful experience 
for me. I found a warm welcome in all these churches. 

Now for this year - we are faced with a definite change in our giving 
pattern. Beginning in January 1979 only one special offering will be 
promoted by the State Convention. This will be a STATE MISSIONS 
OFFERING. In this offering we will be including all of the following 
offerings: Homes For The Aging, Hospital, Scholarship Fund, 
Heck-Jones, State Missions, Children's Homes. This means that, if on the 
next associational year we give as much to these causes as we did this year, 
the STATE MISSIONS OFFERING IN SEPTEMBER WILL NEED TO 
BE MUCH, MUCH LARGER! This is going to be difficult for some 
individuals in our churches to give out of one month's check this amount 
so, perhaps, our churches will need to take a Special State Missions 
Offering each fifth Sunday or some Sunday in each quarter or month. This 
could be mailed to Raleigh and designated for State Missions or kept in the 
bank and mailed with the special offering that will be taken in September. 
In some cases individuals in the churches will need to accumulate a "nest 
egg" month by month for this offering. We just urge that we not fail our 
agencies and institutions by providing less support. Each church will make 
its own decision about this matter. We will have, as usual, our special 
offering for HOME MISSIONS (the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering) 
and FOREIGN MISSIONS (the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering). It is 
hoped that The Cooperative Program and Associational Missions will be 
placed in the church budget on a percentage basis and that monthly 
contributions will be made. 



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Then, the one major activity that we will be promoting is a WORLD 
MISSIONS CONFERENCE, October 5-9, 1978. Sixteen churches have 
committed themselves to this effort. During these days we will have 
Foreign, Home and State Missionaries in our association. They will be 
speaking in our churches, in schools and wherever there is an opportunity. 

Respectfully submitted, 
George Davis 

* Jack's Creek Baptist Women gave through the Cooperative Program; 
to Associational Missions, State Missions, Home Missions, Foreign 
Missions, Children's Homes, Hospital, Homes For The Aging. 



COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

Southern Baptists are a fellowship of more than 12,900,000 members in 
over 35,000 churches in fifty states. These millions of Southern Baptists 
work together in churches, associations, state conventions and the 
Southern Baptist Convention. Through the Cooperative Program these 
Baptists are at work around the World! 

Southern Baptists conducts its work through nineteen agencies. These 
agencies are assigned their God-given tasks of bringing men to God 
through Jesus Christ. All are supported by the churches through the 
Cooperative Program except the Sunday School Board. The Sunday 
School Board operates on funds earned from the sale of literature and 
other materials. 

The Southern Baptist Convention in annual session approves the 
operating budget. This year (1978) the following distribution has been 
made of funds received: 

Foreign Mission Board 48.15% 
Home Mission Board 18.99% 
Seminaries 22.46% 
Radio and T.V. 5.09% 
Other 5.31% 
In North Carolina 34% of Cooperative Program funds go to the 
Southern Baptist Convention (divided according to above percentages) and 
66% is kept in the State. The distribution is as follows in the State. 
Christian Higher Education 25.30% 
Social Service Institutions 9.97% 
♦General Board and Convention 30.73% 
The challenge of Bold Mission giving is before us -- Doubling of 
Cooperative giving by 1982, and doubling twice again by the year 2000. A 
"world of people" are waiting to be helped. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Fred Phoenix 



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1974 


1975 


1976 


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INFORMATION 



1944 
1846 
1875 
1896 
1901 
1881 
1887 
1800 
1896 
1885 
1938 
1871 
1883 
1807 
1890 
1865 
1896 
1856 
1853 
1893 
1907 
1897 
1932 
1920 
1893 



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. . .25 
. .171 
..139 
. .212 
. . .95 
..329 
. . .90 
. .129 
. .157 
. .149 
. . .40 
. .100 
. .190 
. . .46 
. .182 
. .130 
...90 
. . .45 
. .159 
...88 
. . .78 
. .164 
..223 
. . .95 
. .123 
..150 
3,399 



. . .92 
.129 
. . .13 
. . .74 
. . .32 
1,660 



. . .36 
..321. 
. .168 
. .236. 
..219. 
. .487. 
. .121 
. .162 
. .287. 
. .247. 
. . .50 
. .154 
. .266 
. . .78 
. .228. 
..171 
. .209. 
. .178 
. .159. 
. .108. 
. . .79 
. .256 
. .352, 
.108 
. .197. 
..182 
5,059. 



.35,000 
.56,000 



.25,000 
.25,000 



.10,000 
.50,000 



.35,000 
.15,000 
271,000 



.35,000 
.50,000 
.50,000 
106,000 
.40,000 
460,000 
.31,000 
.85,000 
.60,000 
.70,000 
.10,000 
.25,000 
.20,000 
.12,000 
.50,000 
160,000 
100,000 
.50,000 
.16,755 
.80,000 
.36,000 
.40,000 
.85,000 
.75,000 
.85,000 
.25,000 
1857310 



Elk Shoal, Jack's Creek, Pleasant Valley did not report 



TABLE B - THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



CHURCHES 


Cradle Roll enrolment (Birth to 2 years) 


Preschool enrolment (Birth through 5 years) 


Children enrolment (6-11 years or grades 1-6) 


Youth enrolment (12-17 years or grades 7-12) 


Youth Adult enrolment-Single (18-29 years or H.S. graduation 
through 29 years) 


Young Adult enrolment-married (18-29 years or H.S. graduation 
through 29 years) 


Adult enrolment (30-59 years) 


Senior Adult enrolment (60 and over) 


Homebound enrolment 


General officers enrolment 


Total ongoing Sunday School enrolment 


Average weekly Sunday School attendance 


Church V.B.S. enrolment 




2 






. . .5. . 




. . .4. . 


18 




. .17. . 


? 


..43.. 


..20.. 


..30 






5 


..A.. 


. . .7. . 


. . .6. . 


. .10. . 


4? 


..10.. 




2 


..86.. 


..65.. 


Blue Rock 


. .6. . 


. .9. . 


. .24. . 


..21.. 




. .22. . 


4? 


. . .4. . 




7 


130.. 


. . 77 . . 
. .76.. 
..55.. 
.105.. 
..32.. 


.56 
.48 
. .48 
..85 
36 






1? 


. .16. . 


. .23. . 


. . .7. . 


. .13. . 


50 


. .15.. 




3 


139.. 








. .12. . 


. .14. . 




. . .5. . 


45 


16 


...5.. 


1 


103.. 


Burnsville, First 


. .7. 


.25. . 
6 


. .24. . 
..14.. 


..35.. 
. . .4. . 


..12.. 
. . .4. . 


. .20. . 
..10.. 


.65. . 
8 


..31.. 
. .17. . 


. .17. . 


. . .3. 

?. 


.234.. 
. .60. . 






6 


. .10. 


. .14. . 


8 


...6.. 


79 


. .70. . 




?. 


..95.. 


..66.. 


46 


Crabtree 




15 


..11.. 


. .13. . 




. .22. . 


73 


. .77. . 




7 


108. . 


. .83. . 
.116. . 
..35.. 


. .78 


Fairview 




16 


. .14. 


. .25. . 


. .12. . 


. .10. . 


50 


. .70. . 




7 


149. 


Hall's Chapel 




. .7. 


. .10. 


. . .7. . 


. . .3. . 




17 


. . .4. . 




7. 


. . .50. 


Indian Creek 




3 


. . .7. 


. .10. . 


. . .2. . 


. . .7. . 


15 


. . .6. . 




? 


. . .52. 


. .41. . 




Ivy Gap 




3 


.8. 


. . .5. . 


. . .7. . 


...6.. 


18 


. . .7. . 




? 


. . .56. 


. .42. . 








6 


. . .8. 


. . .2. . 


. . .5. . 


. . .9. . 


8 


. . .9. . 




? 


...49. J 


..30.. 


105 






18 


. .10. 


. . .6. . 


. .15. . 


. .26. . 


. . 77 . . 






1 


153.. 


.153.. 
..58.. 


. .57 
26 


Mount Pleasant 




7 


. .12. 


. , .9. . 


. .18. . 


. .12. . 


14 


. .13. . 




7 


...87.. 




. .1 . . 


. .7. . 


. . .6. 


. .12. . 


. . .7. . 


..10.. 


38 


. .78. . 




? 


111. 


. .65. . 
..18.. 


. .54 








. . .4. 


. . .8. . 






5 


..16.. 


. . .7. . 


? 


...42. 






























Price's Creek 


. .2. . 


5 


. . .7. . 


..10.. 


. . .5. . 


...8.. 


71 


9 




? 


...69. 


..45.. 






. .3. . 


13 


6 


. .16. . 


. . .4. . 


. . .6. . 


30 


..10.. 




7 


. . .90. 


..78.. 


56 






5 


. . .5. . 


. .12. . 


. .10. . 


. .14. . 


?4 


. . .9. . 




? 


. . .81. 


..48.. 


37 






. . 1 . 


. .15. 


. .14. . 


. . .3. . 


...3.. 


70 


15 




? 


...73. 


. .42.. 


65 


West Burnsville 




.20. 
15 


..23.. 
..10.. 


22.. 
. .16. . 


. .10. . 


..21.. 


. .48. . 
37 


..43.. 
...6.. 




. . .7. 
? 


..189.. 
. . .81. 


.102.. 
..64.. 


.113 




. .3. . 


6 


. .13. . 


..14.. 


...2.. 


..12.. 


16 


7,8 




3 


...97. 


. .61.. 


47 






8 


?5 


..20.. 


. . .4. . 


. .25. . 


40 


..20.. 




,7, 


144. 


.100 




Total 


.24.. 


223. , 


. 298 . . 


.344. . 


.145. . 


.281.. 


795. . 


.373. . 


..36.. 


. .53. 


.2571. . 


1677. . 


.987 



TABLE C TRAINING UNION 











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o 
























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3 
T3 














3 

XI 






















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< 










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o 


C 

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c 






x 








a 


■S 








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T3 


ade 


■o 


o 








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c 

o 


a 


D. 


CHURCHES 


s and un 


irs or gr 


s or gra 


29 years 




o 
•o 
c 
«> 




ing enro 


ining At 


ng Parti' 


ng Parti' 




year: 


u 


>. 


00 


year 




c 


"rain 


i Tra 


raini 


raini 




nt (5 


t (61 


12-17 


ment 


10-59 


ment 


irolm 




hurch 


H 

j3 


e- 

u 

_D 




i| enrolme 


enrolmen 


irolment ( 


dult enrol 
29 years) 


rolment (: 


dult enrol 


afficers er 


going Chi 


Weekly C 


irch Mem 


irch Meml 




eschoc 


lildren 


>uth er 


juth A 
rough 


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u 

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u 




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>- 




< 




O 


H 


< 


z 


u 






..A. 


. . .7. 


...2.. 


8 


13 


3 


..37.. 


37 








. . .2. 


... 6 . j 


..A. 


. . .3. . 


15 


. .10. 




. .40. . 


. .22. . 








6 


. . .6. 


...6. 


...8.. 


17, 


...6. 


...2.. 


..46.. 


..32.. 










. . .5. 


..10. 




74 




...2.. 


..41.. 


..25.. 
















3 


. . .7. 


...1.. 


..11.. 


...5.. 






South Estatoe 




. . .6. 


...4., 


...2.. 


8 


...6. 


...2.. 


..28.. 


..20.. 






West Burnsville 


. . .7. 


. .14. 


. . .6. . 


..16.. 


.16.. 


...9. 




..68.. 


..59.. 






Windom 




. . .9. 


...9.. 




10 


. . .4. 


...2.. 


..34.. 


7,5 










. . .5. 


. . .6. . 


...8.. 


15 




...2.. 


..36.. 


. .24. . 


...3.. 


2 


Total 


. .15. 


. .55. 


. .52. . 


. .39. . 


111. . 


. .55. 


..14.. 


.341.. 


.244. . 


...3.. 


...2 









TABLE D CHURCH MUSIC 



























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3 


3 


CHURCHES 






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s 












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00 


o 


u 




3 




1 


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u 






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as 


3 


u 






£ 


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c 




1 


£ 






c 


u 




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en en 


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enrol 


enser 


al mu 


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00 

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3 

T3 


"3 

u 




73 


2 

> 




£ 


U 


o 


< 




u 



S 


< 






. . .4. 


. . . .3. 


. . .18. 




? 


...77. 


10 






...1 


? 


10 




? 


...15. 


15 










. . .15. 






15. 


...10 


Byrd's Chapel 


...A. 


9 


. . . .5. 


. . .10. 




7 


30 


15 


Fairview 








78 




2 


...30. 


. . .74 


Laurel Branch 








. . .14. 




3 


17. 


...10 


Mt. Mitchell 


. . .14. 


6 


. . . .4. 


. . .19. 


. . . .9. 


3 


55 


76 


Mount Pleasant 






. . . .8. 


. . .10. 




3 


71 


15 








? 


. . .15. 




3 


...70. 


15 


Price's Creek 


. . . .3. 


5 


. . . .7. 


. . .13. 


....8. 


3 


39 


18 


Riverside 


. . . .6. 


4 


. . . .6. 


. . .17. 


....3. 


4 


35 


37 






. . .4. 


7 


16 






77, 


15 


West Burnsville 




6 


....6. 


...15. 






. . .77. 


17 


Windom 


. . . .4. 


6 


. . . .5. 


. . .17. 




3 


...30. 


74 


Young's Chapel 


. . . .3. 


5 


. . .10. 


. . .15. 




3 


...36. 


18 


Totals 


. . .34. 


. .50. 


...60. 


..777. 


...70. 


..33. 


..419. 


..759 



TABLE E WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 





Number of Organizations 


Enrolment 




o 












1 














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? 




X 






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1 




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T3 












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to 






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C 
3 


to 
ob 


t— 






c 




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TJ 






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T3 


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CHURCHES 


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CO 




r gra 


OO to 

• >> 


> 
o 

T3 


lizati 


rs an 


ears 


r gra 


> 

o 
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ds (5 yea 


n (6-11 y 


7 years o 


I Women 
rough 29 


:n (30 an 


of orgar 


ds (5 yea 


n (6-11 y 


7 years o 


en (30 ar 




g WMU 




Frien 


Actio 


(12-1 


Younj 
ion th 


Womi 


amber 


Frien 


Actio 


(12-1 


Wom 


office; 


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o 


c 


c 


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c 


e 

o 


c 


c 




D 


Q 




Missi 


Girls 


Actee 


Bapti 
gradu 


Q. 


Total 


Missi 


Girls 


Actee 


a 

CO 
03 




Tota 


Bolen's Creek 




. . . .2. 


1 


...1. 


. . .i. 


...6. 




...9. 


...8. 


. .16. . 


s 


38 












...i. 


...1. 








. .12. . 


...l. 


13 




. . .1 . 


....1. 


1 




L...3. 


...6. 


10 


6 


...8. 


..45.. 


7 


76 












...1. 


...1. 








...5.. 


...1. 


6 












...1. 


...1. 








...9.. 




9 












...1. 


...1. 








...3.. 


, , 1 , 


4 


West Burnsville 


1 


. . . .1. 






...1. 


. . .3. 


...6. 


8 




...8.. 




24 


Totals 


. . .2. 


...A. 


...2. 


....1. 


...9. 


. .19. 


..16. 


. .23. 


.16. 


. .98. . 


. .17. 


.170 



TABLE F BROTHERHOOD 















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p 




rades 1 


rades 7- 






ayer 


other g 


d enroll 


CHURCHES 


5 


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t-Ba 


t-Pr 


and 


o 
o 

Si 




/ears 


'ears i 


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>lmen 


>lmen 


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other 






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:rs (12- 


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:rhood 


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cd 


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u 


ix 




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. . .4. 


. . .6. 


. . .i. . 




3 


...1.. 


15 


Brown's Creek 


n 




. . .2. . 






. . .1. . 


16 


Mount Pleasant 










..A.. 


...1.. 


5 


West Burnsville 


i? 


. . .3. 




. .15. . 




. . .1. . 


31 


Windom 








. . .8. . 




. . .2. . 


10 


Totals 


79 


. . .9. 


. . .3. . 


. .23. . 


. . .7. . 


. . .6. . 


. .77 



















TABLE G TOTAL RECEIPTS, LOCAL EXPENDITURES & STEWARDSHIP 



CHURCHES 



Bank's Creek . . . 

Bee Log 

Blue Rock 

Bolen's Creek . . . 
Brown's Creek . . 
Burnsville, First . 
Byrd's Chapel . . 

Cane River 

Crabtree 

Fairview 

Hall's Chapel . . . 
Indian Creek . . . 

Ivy Gap 

Laurel Branch . . 
Mount Mitchell . 
Mount Pleasant . 
Pleasant Gap . . . 
Pleasant Grove . 
Price's Creek . . . 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe. . . 
West Burnsville . 

Windom 

Young's Chapel . 

Zion 

Totals 



. .2,091. 
. .5,070. 
.20,397. 

32,718. 
.14,271. 
.68,770. 
. .7,384. 
.12,399. 
.15,204. 
.21,582. 

.2,468. 
.11,287. 
. .3,960. 
. .4,820. 
.22,150. 
.24,082. 
.13,442. 
. .2,022 
. .3,963. 
.15,920. 
. .2,640. 
.16,094. 
.38,419. 
.17,224 
.13,502. 
.11,267. 
403,146 



.2,500 



. .1,369. 
. .3,603. 
.10,181 
.12,161. 
. .6,080. 
.21,512. 
. .4,825. 
..4,885. 
..7,350. 
. .9,772. 
. .1,233. 
. .2,600 
. .2,150. 
. .3,080. 
..7,803 
. .5,909 
. .6,174, 
. .1,634. 
. .2,728. 
. .8,435. 
. .1,040, 
. .5,300, 
.16,561. 
..7,030 
. .5,892 
. .6,040 
165,347 



.3,677. 



. .805 



12,500 



. .450. 
.2,078 



...78 
..250 
1,118 
1,293 
. .410 
1,750 
. .210 
. .224 
. . .71 
. .115 
. .119 



.1,486. 



.3,729. 
.8,504. 



,3,376. 



. 100 
.180 
.255 
.520 
.339 
. .69 



662 



. .799. 
.2,462. 



19,100 



21,428 



...512 
. . . 120 
...363 
.2,063 
...321 
. . .452 
...257 
11,189 



. . . .644 
. .1,217 
. .4,094 
..9,868 
. .7,144 
.19,623 

...990 
. .5,900 
. .8,224 

. . .966 

... 145 
..2,399 

. . .118 
..2,312 
.11,514 
. .5,143 
..3,313 

...319 
..1,235 
..5,232 
. .1,480 
..7,469 
.13,491 
..5,555 
. .2,631 
. .4,970 
125,996 





Jack's Creek Baptist Women 
Totals 


y 












73 


-o 

I 

\ 


ri 
3 ■ 


V 

2 
r> 






5 

i T 

o" 


~ 


| 

3' 


33 

=r 


< 


-j 

X 



a • 

30 
< 
1 


Burnsville, First 

Rvrd's Chanel 


33 

3 

5= 

3 

-? 




5 


X) 

T> 

T> 


38 


CHURCHES 




4* • 
i± tJ 








3N 
































-D 




.1.560 . 








Cooperative Program 


. . . .40. . 
.8.470 . 








O 


4- 

:c 
O 












ON 




© 












30 


-J 


4- 

3 


.1.610. . 








Associational missions program 


. . . .40. . 
.7,261 . . 




4> 

o 

3- 


u 


.2.086. . 


D 


§ 








1 


1 












0\ 
_J 




DO 


.1,122. . 




X 

o- 








Designated: State missions 


. . . .25. . 
.4,016 . 




J 

5 


u 


8 


-J 
O 










ON 












o\ 
o 






on 
-o 


? 


*« 

o 








Designated: SB Home Missions (incl. Annie 
Armstrong Easter offering) 


. . . .40. 
.9.737. 




D 


.1,166. 
. . .524. 




1 




1 


8 




■ J 


S 








On 

o 




ON 


.1,683. 


.1,820. 
... 467 . 


8 






Designated: SB Foreign Missions (incl. Lottie 
Moon Christmas offering) 










00 










o 


















© l/i 








Designated: SB Christian education 
(schools, etc.) 


... .25. 
. .8,021 . 




u 


.1.203. 


8 






8 






3N 






4- 

o 






> 


£> 


MM u ii 
OO O *>■ K) 


8 


8 


1 


Designated: SB Children's homes 
(cash plus goods) 


. . . .25. 
. .3,892 . 


K — NJ K 0\ 
-J 5 O i-n O — 








© 








O 

4*. <J> 4>- 


o o 


Designated: SB Hospitals 


... .25. 
. .2,257 . 


o\ 8 2 o 2 




Ov OO 


o © 


O 






© 






ON 4^ 








Designated: SB Homes for the aged 


.16,874 . 


...360. 
... 500 . 
. .3.919 . 


■ 8 




..3,301 . 
. . .750 . 


-J 


8 K> 




■ 996 r 


© 

o 


: go! 


O 

o 




. .1.200 . 


1. .1.185 . 


Designated: All other (Bible Society, 
Temperance League, etc.) 


..3,579. 
. .2,294 . 
. .3,919 . 

220 
.60,765 . 


. .2,663 . 
. .7,595 . 


. .3,676 . 
. . 1 ,026 . 
. ... 828 . 


~J 
oo 


. .1,322 . 
. .1,458 . 
. .2,999 . 


. .2.116 . 
. . . .400. 


. .3,029 . 
32. 


. .7,414 . 
. . .918. 
..1,221 . 
367 


. .1,317 . 
. .1,450 . 
. .1,311 . 
. .5,871 . 
. .2.172 . 


Total other mission cause expenditures 


. .4,717 
.10,231 
. .3,579 
. .2,294 
. .3,919 
. . . .245 
.73,209 


. .3,676 
. .1,026 
. ... 828 


s 


. . 1 ,447 
..1,458 
. .3,524 
990 


. .2,116 
. . . .400 


. .1,317 
. .1,450 
. .1,311 
. .7,431 
.2,385 
.12,693 
. . . .918 
. .1,221 
. . . .367 
. .3,029 
32 


Grand Total Mission expenditures 



a 



ANNUAL 
of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

; of : fl 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS ONE HUNDRED AND FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 

1979 

held with 
CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day 
August 7 

BOLEN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day 
August 8 

NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

WEST BURNSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 5, 1 980 

FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 6, 1 980 



ANNUAL 
of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS ONE HUNDRED AND FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 

1979 

held with 
CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day 
August 7 

BOLEN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day 
August 8 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

WEST BURNSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 5, 1 980 

FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 6, 1 980 



INDEX 



Calendar 13-14 

Constitution 15-18 

Dead (listed by Churches) 20 

Directors: Associational Officers and Committees 4 

Sunday School Officers 6 

Church Ministries and Training Officers 6 

Woman's Missionary Union Officers 7 

Directories: Local Church Officers 

Pastors 7 

Sunday School Directors 8 

Church Ministries and Training Directors 9 

Woman's Missionary Union Directors 9 

Brotherhood Directors 10 

Church Clerks 11 

Church Treasurers 11 

Organists or Pianists 9 

Music Directors 12 

Chairmen of Deacons 11 

Library Services 11 

Historical Events of Interest 21 

Map (Showing Churches of Association) 26-27 

Messengers (Listed by Churches) 21 

Ministers, Licensed 19 

Ministers, Ordained 19 

Proceedings 22-28 

Reports: 

Sunday School 30 

Vacation Bible School 30 

Church Ministries and Training 30-31 

Woman's Missionary Union 31 

Brotherhood 32 

Baptist Children's Homes 35-36 

Homes for Aging , 36-37 

Baptist Hospital 37-38 

Publications .35 

Christian Higher Education 38-39 

Church Libraries 35 

American Bible Society 41 

Evangelism 33 

Baptist Foundation 39 

Christian Action League 40 

Christian Life Commission 41 

Missions 32 

Tables: 

Historical 43 

Statistical 44-51 



DEDICATION 

The 1979 edition of the Annual of Yancey Baptist Association is lovingly 
dedicated to the church clerks who have been so cooperative and helpful in 
completing and sending their letters in on time. Without them, it would be im- 
possible to have an annual. 



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ASSOCIATIONAL OFFICERS 

Director of Missions Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Moderator * Harold Bennett, Jr. 

1 42 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 
Associate Moderator Lester Murphy 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

P.O. Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Sunday School Director Ben Riddle 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Church Training Director Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Woman's Missionary Union Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Brotherhood Director Mike Higgins 

Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Vacation Bible School Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Director Library Services Mrs. Wayne McCurry 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Music Director Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Historian Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

CHAIRMEN 

Stewardship-Cooperative Program Mrs. Don Young 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Missions . . . . George Davis 

ftt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Deacon Fellowship Billy Ray Bailey 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Christian Life Don Young 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Evangelism Dennis Thurman 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pastor's Conference Dennis Thurman 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

^ REPRESENTATIVES 

Audio- Visual Aids Nat Howell 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

American Bible Society Mrs. Brooks Boone 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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Publications Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Christian Higher Education Mrs. Ray Strickland 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Seminary Extension Ray Strickland 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Children's Homes Vergis Anglin 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 
Homes for the Aging Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Annuity Charles Willis 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Senior-Adult Coordinator Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

P.O. Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Fred Phoenix, Chairman Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

Ben Riddle Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 (Bolen's Creek) 

Miss Wanda Robertson Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Mt. Pleasant) 

Mrs. James McDougald Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 (South Estatoe) 

Mike Higgins Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 (West Burnsville) 

G. E. Freeman Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (South Estatoe) 

Arnold Higgins Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Burnsville, First) 

H. G. McLeroy Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Brown's Creek) 

Mrs. Brooks Boone Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 (Laurel Branch) 



BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Everett Crout (Chairman), Burl Maney, Miss Madge Carter, Mrs. George Davis, 
Lester Murphy, Richard Muri, Earl Tipton. 

ORDINATION COMMITTEE 

Harold Lusk (Chairman), Paul Silvers, Harold Bennett, Sr. 

RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES 

Dover Fouts, Mrs. Harold Lusk, Ed Sparks. 

NOMINATING 

Miss Sara Hensley (Chairperson), Jack Mcintosh, Lawrence King, Mrs. Robert 
Wilson, Dennis Buchanan. 

EVANGELISM 

Dennis Thurman (Chairman), Ed Hensley, Mrs. David Peterson, Mrs. Viola 
Shuford, Tommy Pittman, Ray Strickland, G.E. Freeman. 



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STEWARDSHIP 

Mrs. Don Young (Chairperson), Miss Barbara Smith, Dennis Helms, Gary Burt, 
W.O. Riddle, Harold Anglin, Mrs. David Griffith. 

MISSIONS 

George Davis (Chairman), Richard Muri, Kenneth Mashburn, Wayne McCurry, 
Ray Higgins, Mrs. Pat Clopton, Miss Lola Hensley. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS 

Secretary Mrs. George Davis 

Rt. 7, Box 462, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Teacher-Improvement Director Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Outreach Director Ed Sparks 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Adult Director Mrs. Ben Banks 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Youth Director Jack Hensley 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Children's Director Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Preschool Director Mrs. Jess Styles 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

CHURCH TRAINING OFFICERS 

Secretary Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 1 , Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 
Director New Member Training Horace McLeroy 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Director Church Member Training Edd Howell 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Director Church Leader Training Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Adult Training Group Leader Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Youth Training Group Leader Dennis Helms 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Children's Training Group Leader Miss Sara Hensley 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Preschool Training Group Leader Mrs. Jack Hensley 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Chorister Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pianist Mrs. Mike Higgins 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OFFICERS 

Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Associate Director Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Baptist Women Director Mrs. Everett Crout 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Baptist Young Women Director Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Acteen Director Mrs. Billy Anglin 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Girls in Action Directors , Mrs. John McLain 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mrs. Harry Hayter 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mission Friends Director Mrs. Harold Bennett, Jr. 

Indian Trails, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mission Study Chairman Mrs. Herman Howell 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mission Support Chairman Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mission Action Chairman Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pianist Miss Tensie Bailey 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF PASTORS 

Bank's Creek Sherril Whitson, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Bee Log Earl Cole, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N.C. 

Blue Rock Haskie Honeycutt, Jr., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Dennis Helms, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek H.G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Richard L. Muri, P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Clifford Earley, Rt. 3, Box 2431 , Marion, N.C. 28752 

Cane River Dennis Thurman, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Crabtree 

Fairview Garland Higgins, Rt. 3, Box 1 89-B, Marion, N.C. 28752 

Hall's Chapel Paul Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Indian Creek 

Ivy Gap Denver Styles, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Laurel Branch Ray Strickland, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Charles E. Willis, Rt. 5, Box 7 1 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Lester Murphy, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap 

Pleasant Grove Gary V. Burt, Box 60, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 



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Price's Creek Shelby Beater, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek Paul Silver, Rt. 3, Box 1 07-A, Bakersville, N.C. 

South Estatoe G.E. Freeman, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Harold D. Bennett, Jr., 1 42 Indian Trail, 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Kenneth Mashburn, Rt. 3, Box 4-A, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel 

LIST OF SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Jim Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Ben Riddle, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Robert Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Burnsville, First Bacchus Hensley, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel 

Cane River Billy Ray Bailey, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Crabtree Vernon Fox, Rt. 2, Box 1 47, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Jimmy Blevins, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Indian Creek Hubert Elkins, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap , Ernest Buckner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Harold Bennett, Sr., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Jack Wilson, Rt. 5, Box 485, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Jack Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Box 346, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Pleasant Gap Bill Riddle, 3 Rocky Springs Heights, 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2, Box 39, Green Mountain, N.C. 

Price's Creek Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Riverside Maurice Gortney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Edward Hughes, 1 1 6 Dogwood Lane, Spruce Pine, N.C. 

28777 

South Estatoe Donald Young, Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Ronald R. Mcintosh, Rt. 1 , Box 244-A, 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Wayne Tipton, Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Berl Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

LIST OF TRAINING UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Ethel Fox, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Dennis Thurman, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C, 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Wanda Robertson, Rt. 3, Box 532, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Pleasant Gap Carl Reeves, Rt. 2, Box 1 76, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 

28740 

Riverside Don Whitson, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



South Estatoe L.H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Box 1 26, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Lawrence Robinson, George Fork Rd., Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Young's Chapel Edd Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

LIST OF BROTHERHOOD DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks, Rt. 7, Box 756, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Mike Higgins, Rt. 7, Box 1 27, Burnsville, N.C 2871 4 

Windom Dennis Buchanan, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. Robert Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr., P.O. Box 314, Burnsville, N.C 

28714 

Cane River Mrs. Sara Barnes, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mount Pleasant Miss Vergie Duncan, Rt. 3, Box 280, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

| South Estatoe Mrs. Opal McDougald, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

West Burnsville Mrs. Nancy Crout, P.O. Box 1 52, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

LIST OF ORGANISTS 
(Or Pianist If No Organist) 

Bank's Creek Marilyn Woodby, Rt. 1 , Box 241 A, Green Mountain, N.C. 

28740 

Bee Log Sheila Ramsay, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Blue Rock. Miss Beverly Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Lavonne Beaver, Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. H.G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Joe Denny, P.O. Box 637, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Byrd's Chapel Miss Amber Bennett, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

I Cane River Betty Joe Banks, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree June Johnson, Rt. 2, Box 94, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Charlotte Buchanan, Rt. 2, Box 298, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Essie Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Ruby Lee Geouge, Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Indian Creek Rebecca Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Ivy Gap Linda Maynard, Weaverville, N.C. 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Bill Brooks Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Charles Willis, Rt. 5, Box 71 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Mount Pleasant Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Box 352, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 



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Pleasant Gap Miss Vickie Tolley, Rt. 2, Box 1 24, Green Mountain, N.C. 

28740 

Pleasant Grove 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Clyde Mcintosh, Rt. 1 , Box 275, Burnsville, N.C 2871 4 

Shoai Creek Mrs. Rebecca Black, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Donald Young, Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Mike Higgins, Ru7, Box 1 27, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Windom Mrs. Jo Ann Tipton, Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Valencie Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

LIST OF CHURCH CLERKS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Margie Burleson, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Box 304, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Dan Allen, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Clarence Stinson, Rt. 1 , Box 46, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks, Rt. 7, Box 756, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Ann Francis, 202 Laurel St., Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Fonzo Whitson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Avis Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 1 82, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Margaret McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 1 22, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Fairview Junior Shufford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Mrs. Alice McMahan, Rt. 2, Box 1 98, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Indian Creek Mrs. Willie Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Eloise Silvers, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Brooks Boone, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Myril Wilson, Rt. 5, Box 636, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Mount Pleasant Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Box 404, Burnsville, N.C 287 1 4 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Joyce Dale, Box 332, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Joy Letterman, Rt. 2, Box 39, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Price's Creek Mrs. Bill Arrowood, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Miss Jean Mcintosh, Rt. 1 , Box 275, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 187, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

West Burnsville Bayard T. Howell, 502 Woodlawn Ave., 

Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Vera Griffith, Rt. 7, Box 84, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 



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LIST OF CHURCH TREASURERS 



Bank's Creek Mrs. Margie Burleson, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log Fred Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Blue Rock Wanda McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Brown's Creek Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Burnsville, First Harold Anglin, P.O. Box 275, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Walter Edwards, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Neil McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 1 16, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Viola Shuford, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Hall's Chapel Edward Grindstaff , Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Indian Creek Miss Ethel Maney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Lucille Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N.C. 

Laurel Branch Mrs. David Griffith, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Mt. Mitchell Cecil Huskins, Rt. 5, Box 56, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Lola Ann Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 390, Burnsville, N.C 

28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Roy Lyle, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Price's Creek Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Barbara Pittman, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Grace Young, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 187, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Hebron Layell, 1 5 Shady Oaks, Rd., Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Windom Ralph Griffith, Rt. 7, Box 84, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Mrs. Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF DIRECTORS OF LIBRARY SERVICES 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Niles Howell, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Vergie Duncan, Rt. 3, Box 280, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Barbara Freeman, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF CHAIRMEN OF DEACONS 

Bank's Creek John Burleson, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Bolen's Creek Harold Harris, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks, Rt. 7, Box 756, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Arnold Higgins, P.O. Box 402, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Fonzo Whitson, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Bill Ball, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Crabtree Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 1 22, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Indian Creek 



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Ivy Gap Woodrow Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Laurel Branch Theo Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Box 650, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant lack Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Box 346, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2, Box 39, Green Mountain, N.C. 

28740 

Price's Creek Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

South Estatoe Donald Young, Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

West Burnsville Roy Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Box 437, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Windom Fred Buchanan, Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Vern Cook, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

LIST OF MUSIC DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Margie Burleson, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log 

Blue Rock David Thompson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Bolen's Creek Clarence Stinson, Rt. 1 , Box 46, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Burnsville, First Michael R. Watson, P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack Hensley, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Maxie Banks, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Vernon Fox, Rt. 2, Box 147, Burnsville, N.C. 2871^ 

Fairview Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Hall's Chapel Linzey McMahan, Rt. 2, Box 1 98, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Indian Creek Hubert Elkins, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Ivy Gap Wade Maynard, Weaverville, N.C. 

Laurel Branch Mrs. David Griffith, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Danny Willis, Rt. 2, Box 30-D, Marion, N.C. 28752 

Mt. Pleasant Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 390, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Betty Dahlin, Rt. 2, Box 48, Green Mountain, N.C. 

28740 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Vah Johnson, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 

28740 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, BurnsviJIe, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Tommy Pittman, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe 

West Burnsville Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1 , Box 232, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Earl Tipton, Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Peggy Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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CALENDAR 



OCTOBER - Emphasis: Cooperative Program; Outreach Month 

I -7 Preparation Week; Week of Prayer for North Carolina 

Christian Life Conference 
7 NC Missions Offering 
7-14 Enrollment Week 

28 High Attendance Sunday 

29 Bold Evangelism Clinic 
NOVEMBER - Emphasis: Stewardship 

4-10 Royal Ambassador Week 

I I American Bible Society Day 

18 Day of Prayer for Children's Homes 
1 8-2 1 Foreign Mission Graded Series Study 

26 "M" Night (Church Training) 

30 Student Day at Christmas 
DECEMBER - Emphasis: Foreign Missions 

2-9 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions 

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 
23 Foreign Mission Day in Sunday School 
30 Student Night at Christmas 
JANUARY - Emphasis: Make Your Will Month 
7-11 Bible Study Week (Ephesians) 

I 3 Witness Commitment Day 

27 Baptist Men's Day 

28 Sunday School Meeting 

FEBRUARY - Emphasis: Baptist Seminaries, Colleges, Schools 
3 Baptist World Alliance Sunday 
1 Day of Prayer for Homes for The Aging 
10-16 WMU Focus Week 

I I WMU Executive Meeting 

17 Christian Higher Education Day 
1 8-20 Home Mission Graded Series Study 
MARCI^I - Emphasis: Home Missions 

2-9 Week of Prayer for Home Missions 
Annie Armstong Easter Offering 
9-16 Youth Week (Church Training) 
1 5 Associational Youth Night 
30 Home Missions Day in Sunday School 
APRIL - Emphasis: Life Commitment and Church Vocations; 



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Church Libraries 
Baptist Doctrine Study 



20 
27 
28 



Cooperative Program Day 
Life Commitment Sunday 



Key Leadership Conferences 



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MAY - Emphasis: Associational Missions 
4-1 1 Christian Home Week 

4 Senior Adult Day 

5 Vacation Bible School Clinic 

1 1 Day of Prayer for Baptist Hospital 
1 8 Baptist Radio and Television Sunday 
19-25 Associational Emphasis Week 

24 Children's Bible Drill, Youth Bible Drill 

and Youth Speaker's Tournament 
26 WMU Executive Meeting 
JUNE - Emphasis: Vacation Bible Schools 
1 Religious Liberty Sunday 
23 Church Training Meeting 
29 Christian Citizenship Sunday 
JULY - Emphasis: Denominational Publications 
7 WMU Executive 
7-1 1 Children's Choir Camp, Mars Hill 
3 1 Annual WMU Meeting 
AUGUST- Emphasis: Annual Meeting 
5-6 Annual Meeting 

6 World Hunger Day 

1 5 Youth Evangelism Night, Greensboro 
SEPTEMBER - Emphasis: State Missions 
7- 1 3 Brotherhood Focus Week 

1 6 Sunday School Leadership Night 
28-5 Sunday School Preparation Week 

State and SBC meetings and activities promoted. 



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CONSTITUTION 
OF THE YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
OF NORTH CAROLINA 
REVISED AUGUST 1978 

PREAMBLE 

For the declaration of its fundamental purposes and the permanent guidance 
and control of its activities, this body does adopt the following as its con- 
stitution, subject to amendment: 

Article I 
NAME 

The name of this organization shall be The Yancey Baptist Association. 

Article II 
PURPOSE 

The objectives of this Association chall be to counsel together for the 
enlargement and strengthening of God's Kingdom of unity and growth among 
the Churches composing it; and by cooperating with the State Baptist Conven- 
tion and the Southern Baptist Convention in a program of WORLD MISSIONS. 

Article III 
AUTHORITY 

While independent and sovereign in its own sphere, the Association does not 
claim and will never attempt to exercise any authority over any Baptist Church. 

Article IV 
MEMBERSHIP 

Section 1 . The membership of this Association shall be composed of Pastors 
and Member Churches, ordained Ministers with membership in the Member 
Churches and elected Messengers and or alternates from the Member churches 
of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 2. The Association shall be composed of cooperating Baptist Chur- 
ches in the area of the Association. A cooperating Church shall be one that 
supports any object of the Southern or State Baptist Convention and which is in 
friendly cooperation with these conventions and sympathetic with their purpose 
and work. 

Section 3. If any Church in the Association fails to file an associational letter 
for two consecutive years it will lose its affiliation. 

Section 4. The churches shall be represented by messengers from affiliated 
Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Messengers for every fifty 
members and for each additional fifty, or the fractional part thereof; provided 
each Church is entitled to two Messengers and provided further that all Pastors 
shall have seats, in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth 
in this article. 

Section 5. Only the Messengers, or the Alternates selected by each Church, 
and the Pastor as herein set forth, and who are actually present shall have a 
right to vote; in other words, the full vote of any Church may be cast only if 
there is present a full number of Messengers or Alternates. The method of 
determining those who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names 
of the persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the respec- 
tive Churches. 



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Article V 
MEETING TIME 

Section 1 . The Association shall convene annually on the first Tuesday after- 
noon, Tuesday evening and Wednesday in August. 

Section 2. The Association shall meet with two different churches named by 
the Association. The Tuesday afternoon session and the fellowship hour with an 
evening meal followed by the second session will be with the first Church. 
Wednesday sessions and fellowship hour will convene with another church. 

Section 3. Special meetings may be called by the Moderator or Executive 
Committee provided two weeks notice is given to the members of the Chur- 
ches. The purpose for which the meeting is called must be stated. 

Article VI 
OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES 

The Association shall have the following officers: The Moderator, Associate 
Moderator and Clerk shall be nominated from the floor and shall be elected by a 
majority vote at each annual meeting. Other officers shall be nominated by the 
nominating committee and shall be elected by a majority vote at each annual 
meeting. All officers and leaders shall be active members in their local churches. 

Section 1 . The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the Associ- 
ation and appoint committees as are required by the Constitution and give 
general supervision and support of all Associational Activities. 

Section 2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence of the 
Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon to do so. 

Section 3. The Clerk, who shall keep a fair record of the proceedings, shall 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Associational Annuals within a 
reasonable time following the meeting of the Association and shall keep and 
preserve all Associational Records in the Associational Office. 

Section 4. The Treasurer, who shall receive all monies of the Association. 
And shall make disbursements in accordance with the budget, or for the pur- 
pose for which the funds were contributed, or on request of the Budget Com- 
mittee. The Treasurer shall keep a record of offerings and disbursements and 
report same to the Association. A copy of such report shall be in the Associ- 
ational Office. Upon request of the Executive Committee of the Association the 
Associational Financial records may be audited. 

Section 5. Minister of Music, who will plan and direct the music for the annua' 
meeting and promote needed activities to encourage and improve the Music 
Ministry in local churches. 

Section 6. The Historian, who shall collect and preserve records of the history 
of the Association. 

Section 7. The Director of Sunday Schools, who shall promote and encourage 
the building of better Sunday Schools in our Association by planning for and 
conducting an Associational Wide Sunday School meeting each quarter. 

Section 8. The Vacation Bible School Director, whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by Member Churches thereby 
causing increased study of the Bible. 

Section 9. The Director of Church Ministries and Training, who shall promote 
and encourage the Church Training Program in all the Churches of the Associ- 
ation by planning for and conducting an Associational Wide Church Training 
Meeting each quarter. 



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Section 1 0. The Director of Women's Missionary Union, who shall direct and 
promote the work of the W.M.U. in Churches of the Association. 

Section 1 1 . The Director of Brotherhood, who shall direct and promote the 
work among men and boys in the Churches of the Association. 

Section 1 2. The Director of Media Services, who shall promote and supervise 
Media Services in the local churches and in the Associational Office. 

The Directors and the Historian will prepare reports and file the same with the 
clerk not later than July 1 2. 

Article VII 
CHAIRMEN AND THEIR DUTIES 
The Chairmen shall be nominated by the Nominating Committee and shall be 
elected by a-majority vote at each annual meeting. 

Section 1 . The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage study, fellowship and activity among the Deacons of the various Chur- 
ches of the Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties of 
such deacons. 

Section 2. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of the 
Pastor's Conference. Membership shall be composed of Pastors and other or- 
dained ministers of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 3. The Children's Homes Chairman, whose duty it shall be to work for 
increased interest in the Children's Homes and the furnishing of aid thereto. 

Section 4. The Baptist Publication Chairman, whose duty it shall be to stress 
the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive use. 

Section 5. The Higher Christian Education Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance and value of Christian Education and the necessity of for- 
stering the various schools now being supported by Southern Baptist. 

Section 6. The Hospital Chairman, whose duty it is to work with the Member 
Churches of the Association and our Baptist State Hospital. 

Section 7. The Chairman of the Homes of Aging, whose duty it shall be to in- 
form the Churches about this phase of work and encourage them to support the 
same. 

Section 8. The Mission Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote MIS- 
SION PRAYING, GIVING, WITNESSING and HELPING throughout our Associ- 
ation by working through the organizations. 

Section 9. The American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
furnish information about the work of the Society and encourage a once-a-year 
gift from all Churches. 

Section 10. The Evangelism Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote a 
constructive program of evangelism. He shall promote an Association wide 
evangelistic conference annually. 

Section 1 1 . The Christian Life Chairman, whose duty it shall be to arouse the 
people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) 
store in the town or county and to render any assistance to law enforcement of- 
ficers that might be needed in enforcing laws now on books, and work for the 
promotion of civic righteousness and social uplift. 

The above named chairman will prepare reports and file the same with the 
clerk not later than July 1 2. 



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Article VIII 
COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES 

Section 1 . The Associational Moderator shall appoint a nominating committee 
to nominate the auxilliary officers of the Association and to make recommen- 
dations at the annual session of the Association. Proyiding that the Women's 
Missionary Union, the Sunday School, the Brotherhood and Church Training 
Associational organizations shall recommend a member of their organization for 
membership on the nominating committee. 

Section 2. An Executive Committee shall be elected at each annual session, 
to be composed of the Associational Directors of the W.M.U., Sunday School, 
Brotherhood, and Church Training. Also two Pastors and two members at large. 
In this committee there shall be one member from each of the affiliated chur- 
ches, to be nominated by the church he represents. This committee shall meet 
at least semi-annually. The Moderator, clerk and Director of Missions shall be 
members ex-officio. 

Section 3. The Budget Committee, The Evangelism Committee, The Steward- 
ship Committee, and The Missions Committee shall be composed of not less 
than seven members. These members shall be appointed by the Moderator. 
Each committee shall be composed of two pastors and five laypersons of which 
two shall be women. 

Section 4. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a Resolutions 
Committee, and Ordination Committee and a Committee for Reception of New 
Churches. Each Committee to be composed of three members and appointed by 
the Moderator. 

Section 5. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from July 1 , to June 30, 
and that the Church Clerks get their Church Letters to the Associational Clerk by 
July 12. 

Article IX 

This constitution may be amended at any annual meeting by a vote of two- 
thirds of its Messengers or Alternates present, provided notice is given the first 
day and voted on the second day of the same annual session. 



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MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 



Whitaker, Dan, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 (Pleasant Gap) 
Whitson, Don, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 (Riverside) 



MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

Austin, Willie, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Indian Creek) 
Burt, Gary, Box 60, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 (Pleasant Grove) 
Whitaker, Dan, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 (Pleasant Gap) 



OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Batty, Kenneth, OM, Hildebrand, N.C. (Byrd's Chapel) 
Blevins, Edward, OM, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 (Fairview) 
Buchanan, Dennis, LM, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Windom) 
Burchette, Donald, LM, Rt. 4, Weaverville, N.C. 28787 (Indian Creek) 
Cook, Vern, LM, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 (Young's Chapel) 
Gardner, Gene, LM, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 (West Burnsville) 
Powers, John, OM, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Brown's Creek) 
Ray, Ben Lee, OM, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. (Mount Pleasant) 
Ray, Ellis, OM, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Price's Creek) 
Roberts, Clarence, OM, Box 1 254, Weaverville, N.C. (Indian Creek) 
Shelton, Ralph, LM, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 (Ivy Gap) 



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OUR BELOVED DEAD 



BEE LOG - Mr. Bill Phillips, Mr. Turner Pate, Mrs. Josie Wilson. 

BOLEN'S CREEK — Mr. Denver Edwards, Mr. Larry Edwards, Miss Karen Fagen, 

Mf. Frank Anglin, 
BROWN'S CREEK - Mr. John Geouge. 
CANE RIVER - Mr. Shelby Robertson. 
CRABTREE - Mrs. Farrie Fox (Clerk). 
FAIRVIEW - Mr. Sim Dock Gouge. 
HALL'S CHAPEL - Mr. Howard Arnold. 
INDIAN CREEK - Mrs. Nema McPeters, Mr. Mack Austin. 
MT. MITCHELL - Mrs. Julia Wilson, Miss Crystal Dawn Hoilman. 
MOUNT PLEASANT - Mrs. Hattie Ferguson, Mr. Jay Tomberlin, Mrs. Harriet 

Pate. 

PLEASANT GAP - Mr. Fonzo Hughes, (Deacon). 
PLEASANT GROVE - Mrs. Rosa W. Johnson. 

RIVERSIDE - Mr. Roy Jack Fox, Mrs. Maude Hall, Mrs. Burdetta Roland May. 
SOUTH ESTATOE - Mrs. Pearl Geouge. 

WEST BURNSVILLE — Mrs. Pansy Angel, Mr. Ronnie Angel, Mr. Tommy 

Hylemon, Mr. Elwood Smith, Mr. Rodney Styles, Mr. Brisco Wilson. 
WINDOM - Mr. Press Beaver. 
YOUNGS CHAPEL - Mr. Fred Edge. 



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MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 



BANK'S CREEK - None 
BEE LOG - None 
BLUE ROCK - None 

BOLEN'S CREEK - Mr. & Mrs. Lyle Berryhill, Mrs. Richard Bacon, Mrs. Jap 

Phillips, Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson, Mrs. Tensie Bailey. 
BROWN'S CREEK - Mr. & Mrs. George Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Garland Brown, Mrs. 

Hattie Silver, Miss Winnie Westall, Mrs. Evelyn Wilson. 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST - Mrs. Pam Anglin, Mrs. Donna McLain, Mrs. Milidene 

Laws, Miss Tammy Laws, Miss Sara Hensley, Mrs. Myrtle Peterson, Mr. H.G. 

Bailey, Mr. C.A. Hilliard, Mr. Dick Bailey, Mrs. Luna Ray. 
BYRD'S CHAPEL - None 

CRABTREE — Margaret McCurry, Bell Chrisawn, Bernice McCurry, Myrtle Mc- 
Curry. 

FAIRVIEW — Garland Higgins, Carmon Ogle, Dewey Huskins, Kelly Ballew, 

Lois Loftis, Norma Huskins. 
HALL'S CHAPEL - None 
INDIAN CREEK - None 
IVY GAP - None 

LAUREL BRANCH - Mrs. Guil Clopton, Mrs. Wayne Ray, Mrs. Walter Riddle, 
Mrs. Brooks Boone. 

MT. MITCHELL - Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Huskins, Mrs. Dorothy Ray, Ricky Howell, 

Kathy Howell, Jesse Willis. 
MOUNT PLEASANT - Mrs. Velma Hill, Miss Wanda Robertson, Miss Lola Ann 

Hensley, Miss Madge Carter, Mr. Kermit Pate, Mrs. Doris Tomberlin, Miss 

Vergie Duncan, Mrs. Ha Angel, Mrs. Vivan Taylor, Mr. Flay Hensley. 
PLEASANT GAP - Fred Ray, Mrs. Betty Dahlin, Georgia Dale, Willie Riddle, 

Ricky Carroll, Sam Jones, Bob Robinson. 
PLEASANT GROVE - Enzy Letterman, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Lyle, Mrs. Vah Johnson. 
PRICE'S CREEK - Mrs. Myrtle Blankenship. 
RIVERSIDE - None 

SHOAL CREEK - Mrs. Nina Young, Mrs. Grace Wright, Mr. Lee Dulaney, Mrs. 
Julia Jones. 

SOUTH ESTATOE - Mrs. Barbara Freeman, L.H. Wing, Mrs. Opal McDougald, 

Mrs. Margaret Freeman, Fred Shuford, Miss Sharon Shuford. 
WEST BURNSVILLE - Mrs. Max Fox, Mrs. Mike Higgins, Bayard T. Howell. 
WINDOM - Earl Tipton, Mrs. Jo Ann Tipton, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Griffith. 
YOUNGS CHAPEL - Peggy Howell, Edd Howell, Vern Cook, Billy Buchanan. 



HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST DURING THE YEAR 

HALLS CHAPEL - New Church Steeple - May 1 979 

MOUNT PLEASANT — Installed oil heating in Basement. Began recreation pro- 
gram. 

PLEASANT GAP — Ordination for Dan Whitaker for ministry. Addition to Church 

includes fellowship room, kitchen, Pastor's study, Baptistery. 
PLEASANT GROVE - Gary Burt ordained for ministery. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 7, 1 979 
Cane River Baptist Church 
THEME: "LOOK YE SAINTS" 
Scripture: "Lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white 
and already to harvest. " JOHN 4:35b 

1 —The one hundred and first annual meeting of Yancey Baptist Association 
began with the Call to Worship led by Dennis Thurman, pastor of Cane River 
Baptist Church. For the opening prayer, the hymn "Open My Eyes" was led by 
Charles Gatwood from the Music Department of the Baptist State Convention. 

2 — Dennis Thurman, pastor of the host church extended a warm welcome to 
all messengers and visitors and made announcements concerning the evening 
meal. 

3 — The moderator, Harold Bennett, Jr., called the session to order. 

4 — Horace McLeroy, pastor of Brown's Creek Church led in prayer. 

5 — A period of singing was led by Charles Gatwood. The organist was Mrs. 
Betty Jo Banks, Cane River Church. Hymns sung were "For the Beauty of the 
Earth" and "Blessed Assurance." 

6— The Place and Preacher committee was appointed by the moderator and 
asked to report at the morning session. Serving on this committee are: Lester 
Wing, (Chairman), Mrs. Robert Wilson, Jack Mcintosh. 

7 — Those appointed to serve on the Resolutions Committee were: Mrs. 
Brooks Boone, Mrs. Horace McLeroy, Mrs. Hattie Silver. 

8 — The moderator announced free materials from the Home and Foreign 
Mission Boards are available in the basement of the church. 

9 — Messengers were instructed to look at the Book of Reports and to read 
them from cover to cover. 

1 — The next item of business was the presentation of the program with the 
theme "Look Ye Saints" as the order of business. George Davis moved that the 
program be adopted and the second was made by Jack Mcintosh. The motion 
carried. 

1 1 —The following pastors were present and asked to stand and identify 
themselves. Dennis Thurman, Cane River Church; Harold Bennett, Jr., West 
Burnsville Church; G.E. Freeman. South Estatoe Church; Horace McLeroy, 
Brown's Creek Church and Lester Murphy, the new pastor at Mt. Pleasant 
Church. Mike Watson, minister of music and youth at First Baptist was also in- 
troduced tb the group. 

12 — The moderator introduced James Lambert, area missionary, who coor- 
dinated a panel composed of the following people: Bill Poole, General Superin- 
tendent of Homes for the Aging. Maurice Briggs, School of Pastoral Care, Bap- 
tist Hospital. Max Evington, Pastor of Mills Homes Baptist Church - Childrens 
Homes. 

1 3 — A hymn "The Solid Rock" was sung by the messengers and visitors. 

14 — Luther Osment, Area missionary for Southwestern North Carolina, was 
introduced and spoke about the vaious phases of the North Carolina Mission Of- 
fering and state missions. 

15 — Coy Privette, Associate Director of the Christian League informed the 
group about the purpose of this organization. 



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16 — Roll call was made by the clerk, Mrs. Jess Styles. 14 churches were 
represented by 81 messengers. Mrs. Styles expressed appreciation to the 
church clerks for their cooperation in getting the church letters in on time and 
recognized James Shuford, clerk at South Estatoe as having served as church 
clerk for 35 years. 

17 — Luther Osment led in prayer for Ralph Young who will be undergoing 
surgery tomorrow and for Roy Laughrun who has surgery today. 

1 8 — Messengers were reminded of the session tomorrow at Bolen's Creek 
and the WMU-Brotherhood meeting Thursday night at Mt. Pleasant. An evan- 
gelism Conference will be held at Brown's Creek Church on Friday night. Fayiz 
H. Saknini, Missionary with the Home Mission Board will be speaking at each of 
these meetings. 

1 9 — A period of singing and worship was led by Charles Gatwood. 

20— Harold Bennett, Jr. led the prayer of thanks for the evening meal and the 
group was dismissed for food and fellowship. 

TUESDAY NIGHT 

21 — A prelude of hymns was presented by Mrs. Betty Jo Banks, organist of 
the host church. 

22 — The Call to Worship using Micah 7:7 and John 4:35b was led by Dennis 
Thurman. 

23 — Charles Gatwood led the group in singing "Open My Eyes." 

24— Messengers were divided into groups for fellowship and prayer. 

25— The moderator reminded the chairpersons of the Place and Preacher 
committee and the Resolutions Committee that they would need to have their 
reports ready to present in the morning. 

26 — Pastors not present for the afternoon session were introduced. They 
were: Richard Muri, First Baptist; Paul Hughes, Shoal Creek; Dennis Helms, 
Bolen's Creek; and Gary Burt, Pleasant Grove. 

27 — The moderator requested that the clerk, Nellie Styles come to the plat- 
form and presented her with a check from the association as a token of appreci- 
ation. 

28 — Ted Williams of the B aptist State Convention who began working with 
the Senior Adult program of the convention in February was introduced and 
spoke about his work. He listed ways that local churches can participate in this 
effort and told of the many needs of this group of people. By 1 980, one of every 
eight people will be 65 years of age or older. He pointed out the need for large 
print Bibles and also for books with large print to be available for Senior Adults 
with vision problems. He requested tfiata senior adult coordinator be elected to 
serve in each church, and that local churches use the wisdom and skills of this 
group of older people. 

29 — Charles Gatwood announced that a large print edition of the new Baptist 
Hymnal, Edition #75 is available for those who need them. He led the 
messengers in singing "Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus." 

30 — Moderator Bennett introduced the final speaker of the evening, Fayiz H. 
Saknini, Missionary with the Home Mission Board, Georgia Baptist Convention. 

31 — Miss Sue Fitzgerald, Resource Center, Mars Hill College, announced that 
she would have a display of Southern Baptist Material at Bolen's Creek for the 
Wednesday session. 

32 — "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" was sung for the closing prayer. 



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WEDNESDAY MORNING - AUGUST 8, 1 979 
Bolen's Creek Baptist Church 

33 — Dennis Helms, pastor of Bolen's Creek Church gave the Call to Worship, 
using Psalm 1 23: 1 -2, and John 4:35. 

34 — The opening hymn was "Open My Eyes" led by Mrs. Max Fox, Associ- 
ational Music Director. Miss Madge Carter was the Pianist. 

35 — G.E. Freeman, pastor of South Estatoe Church, led in prayer. 

36 — The moderator presented Dennis Helms, pastor of the host church, who 
made announcements concerning lunch and welcomed those present. 

37 — The announcement was made by the moderator indicating that the 
flowers in the sanctuary were in memory of Tommy Harris, son of Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold Harris, who lost his life in an automobile accident two years ago. 

38 — The following committees were appointed by the moderator: Reception 
of new churches, Executive, Budget, Stewardship, Missions, Evangelism, 
Nominating. (For the names of persons serving on these committees see Direc- 
tory in front of annual.) Mrs. Charles Tomberlin moved those named to the 
above committees be elected. Motion carried. 

39 — Miss Sue Fizgerald, Mars Hill College, announced that a display of 
materials available for church use could be viewed in a class room at the end of 
the session. Many of these materials can be borrowed from the resource center 
at Mars Hill College. 

40 — Pastors were requested to stand and identify themselves. Those present 
were: G.E. Freeman, South Estatoe; Garland Higgins, Fairview; Dennis Thur- 
man, Cane River; Dennis Helms, Bolen's Creek; Horace McLeroy, Brown's 
Creek; Lester Murphy, Mount Pleasant; and Harold Bennett, Jr., West Burns- 
ville. 

41— A roll call by the clerk, Mrs. Jess Styles showed a total of 49 
messengers present representing 1 churches. Three visitors were present; Mr. 
and Mrs. John Divers, missionaries to Argentina, and Henry Stokes of Wake- 
Forest College. 

42 — The Bible study was led by John Divers, missionary on furlough from 
Argentina. His subject was "Look Ye Saints to the Quality of Your Faith." 

43 — Henry Stokes, Director of Denominational Relations, wake Forest 
University, was introduced and spoke to the group. 

44 — A solo "People to People" was sung by Mrs. David Griffith, accom- 
panied at the piano by Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson. 

45 — The annual sermon was preached by Dennis Thurman, pastor of Cane 
River Church. His scripture was taken from John 4. The topic of his sermon was 
"The Harvest of Human Souls." 

46 — The congregation sang "Come Thy Fount". 

47 — Mary Evelyn Divers, missionary to Argentina was presented and told of 
her work with the people of Argentina and emphasized the importance of the 
Bold Mission Thrust. Mrs. Divers is a na'ive of Yancey County and a former 
member of the host church. 

48 — The hymn of consecration was 'When I Survey the Wondrous Cross". 
Garland Higgins, pastor of Fairview Church, led in a prayer of thanks for lunch. 



WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 



49 — The Call to Worship was given by Dennis Helms, pastor of the host 
church, using scripture from Hebrews and John. 

50 — Mrs. Max Fox led the group in singing "Open My Eyes", "Take Time To 
Be Holy," "Our Best" and "Footsteps of Jesus". 

5 1 — Lester Murphy, pastor of Mount Pleasant led in prayer. 

52 — Mrs. Horace McLeroy presented the report of the Resolutions Commit- 
tee. 

It was adopted. 

53 — The Place and Preacher report was submitted by Lester Wing as follows: 
Preacher - G.E. Freeman 

Place - 1 st day - West Burnsville 
2nd day - Fairview 
H.G. Bailey moved the adoption of the report. Motion carried. 

54 — Nominating Committee was read by Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Director of 
Missions. Miss Hilliard moved the adoption of the report. The motion was 
seconded by George Davis and carried. (See names in associational directory in 
front of annual.) 

55 — The moderator recognized H.G. Bailey, member of First Baptist Church, 
who stated that he had been attending the sessions of Yancy Baptist 
Association since 1914 except for two years when he was living out of state. 

56 — Moderator Bennett announced that a need exists for the association to 
purchase land and construct an associational office. The West Burnsville men 
have pledged a donation of $ 1 000.00 and all churches are asked to contribute 
to this fund. The floor was opened for nominations for persons to serve on this 
committee. Nominated were: Nat Howell, Harold Bennett, Jr., George Davis, 
Mrs. Brooks Boone, Miss Wanda Robertson. Dennis Thurman moved the nom- 
inations cease. Motion to elect the nominees was made by H.G. Bailey, secon- 
ded by Horace McLeroy. Motion carried. 

57 — Officers to serve during the coming year were elected as follows: Harold 
Bennett, Jr., moderator, Lester Murphy, vice-moderator, Mrs. Jess Styles, 
clerk. 

58 — The moderator urged the people to pray about a replacement for Miss 
Laura Mae Hilliard, Director of Missions, who is of retirement age. He stated that 
this would be a difficult task as Miss Hilliard is committed to her work and to the 
people of Yancey Baptist Association. Moderator Bennett also expressed ap- 
preciation to Miss Hilliard for the inspiring program for the annua! meeting which 
she had planned. 

59 — A period of silent prayer was observed for Ralph Young, Roy Laughrun, 
and Mrs. Fonzo Whitson, who are ill. Dennis Helms closed the prayer. 

60 — The Bible Study was conducted by John Divers. His title was "Look Ye 
Saints, to the Quality of Your Love." 

61 — A panel of associational officers, moderated by Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, 
presented the work of the association with posters and reports. Participating 
were: Dennis Thurman, Dennis Helms, Lester Murphy, Mrs. Max Fox, George 
Davis, Miss Madge Carter, Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Miss Vergie Duncan, Mrs. 
James McDougald, Mrs. Don Young, Mrs. Jess Styles, Miss Wanda Robertson, 
and Harold Bennett, Jr. 

62 — The moderator's message was brought by Harold Bennett, Jr. He called 
attention to the figures given in the Book of Reports which show us that today, 



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there are 1 38,000 more lost people in the world than at this time yesterday. 
Moderator Bennett also said that a line composed of lost people of the world 
would circle our globe 30 times. He closed his message with John 4 — 35, "Lift 
up your eyes on the fields; for they are white already to harvest." 

63 — Mrs. Max Fox led the group in singing "I'm a Child of the King". 

64 — Harold Bennett, Jr. read 1 Thessalonians, chapter 1, and introduced 
Fayiz Saknini, representative of the Home Mission Board, who spoke on Paul's 
establishing the church in Thessalonica on his second missionary journey. He 
listed characteristics of the church as follows: 1-Born again Christians, 2, 
separation of church from the world, 3, a growing church, (growing in faith, 
love, giving and going). 

65 — Following the singing of the hymn of consecration, "When I Survey the 
Wondrous Cross" Miss Laura Mae Milliard led the closing prayer. 

66 — The one hundred and first session of Yancey Baptist Association was ad- 
journed. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE REPORT 

We, the committee on resolutions, wish to submit the following resolutions. 

1 . That we express to Miss Laura Mae Milliard, our appreciation for the in- 
spiring program that she has prepared. 

2. Be it resolved that the Yancey Baptist Association meeting in the One hun- 
dred and First Session expresses its genuine gratitude to all who have con- 
tributed of themselves so generously to make our meetings a happy and 
profitable one. 

3. To the Cane River Church and Bolen's Creek Church, to the Pastors and 
members for their gracious hospitality. Especially grateful are we for the in- 
spiring messages in Music and Song. A special word of appreciation to the 
respective churches for the delicious meals prepared and served for our enjoy- 
ment. 

4. To the moderator for his gracious and effective way of presiding at the 
sessions of the annual meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Brooks Boone 
Mrs. H.G. McLeroy 
Mrs. Hattie Silver 



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"FORWARD THROUGH THE AGES'' 



This year 1 978-79 has been a very memorable year for the Yancey Baptist 
Association. 

The beautiful Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church was the place in which the chur- 
ches of the association gathered on Tuesday, August 1 , 1 978, for the first two 
sessions of the annual meeting. 

Throughout the church, one could sense the fact that this was a special oc- 
casion in the life of our association - the one hundredth anniversary. Lovely 
flowers graced the tables in the classrooms and vestibule, also attractive charts 
and posters, prepared by committees and officers in our association. These 
depicted the work, facts, and figures of our convention, our state, and our 
association. 

The theme for the annual sessions "Never More Needed" was presented by 
the moderator Reverend Harold Bennett as the one hundredth annual session of 
the Yancey Baptist Association began at 3:15. The program had gold covers 
and presented this idea - Their dedication . . . Our Challenge. 

Following the afternoon session, the messengers and visitors moved to the 
attractive church fellowship hall where a bountiful evening meal had been 
prepared by the members of Mt. Pleasant Church. Here again, one was happily 
reminded of the importance of this occasion as he or she looked upon the huge 
birthday cake, specially designed napkins, and other decorations, which said to 
us "Forward Through The Ages" our Baptist fore-fathers have marched through 
the hills and valleys of our great county, strong in faith and courage, to give us 
this day. 

After the evening meal and fellowship hour the evening session began. During 
this session a skit "A Look at Our Past" written by Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, 
Director of missions, was presented. 

The Wednesday sessions for our annual meeting found our people gathering 
at the lovely Young's Chapel Church where once again the warm fellowship, a 
delicious meal, and an excellent program reminded each one present of the im- 
portance of our Baptist Heritage. 

This year has been highlighted by many activities in our local churches and 
some very important work as an association. 

Early in September, our churches began an special emphasis on State Mis- 
sions in conjunction with our Baptist State Convention. Through this effort our 
association raised a very worthy offering for State Missions. 

A World Missions Conference was held in October with sixteen foreign, 
home, and state missionaries visiting our churches for several sessions. 

For the first time in the history of our association an Associational Missions 
Rally was held on June 1 1 , during our Associational Missions Week of Prayer. 
Another first during this anniversary year - the beginning of a Building Fund. Mr. 
Nat Howell made the first contribution and the fund is growing. 

As the associational year closes, can we not look to the future for many, 
many more years together as Yancey Baptists unite in the service of our Lord? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sara Hensley, Historian 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL 



The one hundredth anniversary year of the Yancey Baptist Association is 
gone. It is true we decided how those 365 days would be spent. The decisions 
we made played their part in the victories and/or failures of our Sunday Schools. 
The records reveal that 2,248 were enrolled in the twenty-five Sunday Schools 
reporting this year. Many of these were often absent.- On an average Sunday 
only 1,532 were present. We have 3,239 resident church members - this a 
"field white already to harvest" for Sunday School leaders and members! What 
an increase in enrollment we would have, if we just reached the church mem- 
bers who are not Sunday School members. 

Now is the time for Bold Reaching and Teaching! During the days of 1 979-80 
let us plan "to go out into the highways" - reach the people and enroll them in 
Bible study. Also, after they have been enrolled we need to give our best to 
teaching them "to observe all things". Those enrolled who are lost need to be 
won to the Lord. 

We stand at the threshold of a new year. Conditions demand that we "busy 
about the Father's business. God's love should cause us to give ourselves fully 
to the work of the Lord. Sunday School Board President Grady Cothen presents 
a challenge to Sunday School workers - "penetrate the scars of a hurting and 
dying world with the love and salvation of Jesus Christ. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ben Riddle 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

"If God matters, studying the Bible matters." We would all declare, "Yes, I 
know God matters, He is all important in my life." With this declaration we are 
saying that Vacation Bible Schools are important. Indeed they are! 

We are glad to report that 1 9 or our 25 churches reported a Vacation Bible 
School. 1 065 (60 adults in 4 schools) were enrolled in these schools. This year 
we gained two schools and increased the enrollment by seventy-eight. 

At the time of this writing we have a complete report from sixteen churches. 
This is good (much better than last year) because all the information requested 
is important. 

We just must point out that 223 prospects were discovered. This means 
among other things that our Sunday School enrollment could be increased 223, 
by just reaching these prospects. 

Our hearts are made glad with the "known successes". Let us move on from 
here to "higher ground", giving God the glory for the victories. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris Tomberlin 

CHURCH TRAINING 

Church Training exist for the purpose of discipleship development. Church 
Training is involved in vigorous effort to help churches develop mature 
Christians. 

In Ephesians 4, especially verses 1 1 -1 5, we find our marching orders. 
1 1 . And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, 
evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers. 



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12. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the 

edifying of the body of Christ: 
1 3. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son 

of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the 

fullness of Christ! 

14. That we henceforth be no more children tossed to and fro, and carried 
about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men and cunning 
craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. 

1 5. But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is 
the head, even Christ. 
The key words in this passage are Equipping, Building, Growing. 

I want us to look at Church Training in our association in three ways - back, up 
and ahead. Wisdom tells us to look back because this will help us to interpret the 
present and meet its demands. We have the same number of churches reporting 
Church Training (one lost and one new one). The enrollment has increased by 
fifteen but the average attendance was ten less. 

We rejoice that Pleasant Gap has joined the ranks of churches involved in 
training. It is encouraging that Cane River and Riverside included a Church 
Training Director in the list of officers - this means that we can expect two new 
organizations in the days ahead. 

Faith tells us to look up - there is power available. If God wants it done, we 
can do it with His help. 

Common sense tells us to look ahead. As we see what needs to be done, we 
should move on to get the job done. 

Someone has said, "I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday, 
and I love today." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

We met with the Bolen's Creek Baptist Church for a WMU workshop. Miss 
Laura Mae Hilliard, our Director of Missions, led in the study of the Yearbook. All 
churches with a Baptist Women's Organization or a Woman's Missionary Union 
were represented. 

At this time two challenges were presented. First, those with Baptist 
Women only were urged to organize at least one youth organization, and enlist 
more women. Second, those with a Woman's Missionary Union were en- 
couraged to complete the "Mission Family" (Mission Friends, Girls in Action, 
Acteens) and enlist more women, children and youth. 

This year (1978-79) the two emphases are "Baptist Women's Year in the 
Church and Teach Missions": to live, to give. This is in keeping with the 
denominational emphasis: Let the church reach out-Bold Missions. 

Our Woman's Missionary Unions must get involved. We must begin to grow 
in the knowledge of God. Jesus included us - women, girls, preschoolers - when 
He said, "go ye into all the world and preach the gospel." If we are to do our 
part in helping to proclaim the gospel to every person throughout the world we 
must begin to live our watchword, "We are laborers together with God." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. James McDougald 



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BROTHERHOOD 



Yancey Baptists, take a long, prayerful look at the record of the Brotherhood 
work in our County! 

Royal Ambassadors 
3 Crusader Chapters - 35 enrolled 
2 Pioneer Chapters - 1 1 enrolled 
Directors - 5 

51 

Baptist Men 

2 organizations -25 enrolled 

Directors - 3 

28 

Membership gain this year - 2. 

Now, ask "God, what is it that you want me to do about this situation and 
what does my church need to do?". 

Plans suggested for the coming year include: 

Mission Prayer Retreats 

Cooperative Program Prayer Breakfast 

The involvement of more men and boys 

MISSIONS 

We have done a great job in the area of missions this year. It is a fact that only 
a portion of our churches participated. We praise God for all that was done in our 
association. 

Our first effort involved the promotion of the State Missions Offering in Sep- 
tember. Trained Interpreters were involved in this project. 

Sixteen churches participated in the World Missions Conference in October. 
Each church held five meetings and heard five different missionaries - State, 
Home and Foreign Missionaries. 

The attendance at these meetings was very good as the report indicates. 
Found below is a list of churches and the average attendance: 

Blue Rock - 36, Bolen's Creek - 41 , Brown's Creek - 35, Burnsville, First - 47, 
Cane River - 33, Ivy Gap - 21, Laurel Branch - 25, Mount Pleasant - 30, 
Pleasant Gap - 37, Pleasant Grove - 1 5, Price's Creek - 37, Shoal Creek - 37, 
South Estatoe - 36, West Burnsville - 75, Windom - 37, Young's Chapel - 39. 
The total attendance was 2,904; average attendance 581 . One hundred at- 
tended a Youth Rally on Saturday. 

The Missions Committee as a part of the preparation for the Week of Prayer 
for Foreign Missions and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering planned for and 
promoted an associational Mission Study in November, using the Foreign 
Mission graded series. 

Letters were mailed to all the churches encouraging each church to observe 
the Week of Prayer for Home Missions. Also, each church was urged to receive 
the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. 

A Week of Prayer for Associational Missions was observed in June. An 
Associational Missions Rally was held and our speakers for this meeting were 
Rev. James Lamhert, Rev. Luther Osment and Dr. Joseph Godwin. We were in- 
formed about the need of our churches working together, challenged tc do our 



very best to promote the Lord's work in our association, inspired to witness at 
every opportunity, and urged to support the Bold Missions Thrust. Special 
Music was provided by a Men's Choir with Mrs.. Max Fox, Director; Mrs. Mike 
Higgins, pianist. 

We must continue to work through our churches to promote our Southern 
Baptist goal of reaching the world for Jesus by the year 2000. We need to pray 
for wisdom to do our individual part in giving, in praying, in witnessing and in 
encouraging those God calls to a full time Christian Vocation. To reach our goals 
we must commit our lives totally to God that He might receive all the praise and 
glory. 

Respectfully submitted, 
George Davis 

EVANGELISM 

Our records in evangelism for this year indicate that we have received into the 
membership of the churches in the Yancey Association: 48 by baptism, 61 by 
letter or statement, for total additions of 1 09 to our churches. (119 members 
were lost). 

Last year, among the local churches, the evangelistic highlight would have to 
be the Lay Led Revival at West Burnsville Church. A great turning to the Lord 
was experienced, and for this we praise God. On the Associational level our ac- 
tivities included a Youth Rally, led by a team of young people from the Miami 
Sholes Baptist Church of Florida. All in all, with revivals and personal wit- 
nessing, precious souls were touched for the Lord Jesus. 

There is a great work to be done this year. Among activities that are in the 
works for the next year are: a Bold Evangelism Clinic for Pastors and key 
Laymen in the fall; a People Search to locate prospects over the winter months; 
a Lay Evangelism School in the early spring leading into simultaneous Lay Led 
Revivals on an Associational wide basis. These plans, however, will die on the 
drawing board without unity in prayer, purpose, and planning among ALL our 
churches. 

We still are concerned about the number of churches that did not report bap- 
tisms the past year. 1 churches reported no baptisms for the year 1 978-79. 
Let us commit ourselves to greater cooperation in the cause of reaching people 
for Christ in the churches of our Association during the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dennis Thurman 

STEWARDSHIP 

A dream is only a dream until someone makes it come true. Bold Mission 
Thrust began as a dream for Southern Baptist in 1976-77 - a bold dream of 
greater mission support and church growth. Many people are committed to 
making this dream a reality. In order for Bold Mission Thrust to succeed, many 
more people must adopt this commitment. 

Two important questions need to be asked and answered: 
1 . Do we have the will and commitment to persist in achieving what we have 
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2. Can we learn to live with our commitments? 

In 1 980 we must learn to live with and to live out our dream. We need a greater 
concern for people in order to bring about a new "turn around" in attitudes and 
records in church growth and church member development. 

Check the tables to see how we did last year. Surely the figures will say some- 
thing to us. 

Churches are challenged to give a per-cent of the total budget to associ- 
ational missions and through the cooperative program. Then the three special 
offerings (1) The North Carolina Mission Offering (October); the Lottie Moon 
Christmas Offering for Foreign Missions (December); the Annie Armstrong 
Easter Offering for Home Missions (March) need to be promoted. 

Developing Christian stewards is imperative in light of Biblical teachings and 
the Bold Mission Thrusts objective to give every person in the world an oppor- 
tunity to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ by the year 2000. This 
calls for faithful stewardship and growth in Christian giving. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Don Young 

PASTOR'S CONFERENCE 

The Pastor's Conference has had its bright spots, along with its disappoint- 
ments. While those that have participated have been genuinely interested, 
many have not as yet become involved. There are many and varied reasons for 
this. Some are understandable. 

One of our problems is the fact that our bi-vocational men simply have trouble 
finding time to participate. This is a genuine obstacle. These pastors have 
genuine needs, and one of the most encouraging meetings we had this year was 
with our bi-vocational men. 

The Pastor's Conference has undertaken a major endeavor for the fall. We will 
be having a Christian Life Conference with several outstanding speakers the fir- 
st week of October. For this to be a success we will need the prayers and sup- 
port of all the pastors and churches. Other things could be done, if we had more 
support. This is my wish for the coming year, to see more fellowship, under- 
standing, and mutual help shared among our pastors. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dennis Thurman 

DEACONS 

What would our churches be iike without deacons? I am not sure I know the 
answer but I am sure that I am glad that churches do have deacons. They are 
God's men and they are "laborers together with God." 

There were two special meetings this year in which the deacons were in- 
volved. The deacons were invited to participate in the ordination service of Dan 
Whitaker to the Gospel Ministry. 

Then, our organization was asked to plan, promote and conduct an ordination 
service for three deacons of the Bolen's Creek Baptist Church. Jimmie Ray, 
Charles Hughes and Niles Howell were ordained at this service. Rev. James 
Lambert, area missionary, and Rev. Harold Bennett, our moderator, were guest 
speakers. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Billy Ray Bailey 



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CHURCH LIBRARIES 



"A place as a room or building containing books and other materials for 
reading, study or reference" is a good definition for a library. 

What a challenge and a privilege churches have to furnish materials, books 
and literature that are uplifting. Easy to read materials are essential. Reading 
needs of all ages should be met. 

Audio visuals and music supplies enhance the ministry of church libraries. 

Several churches in our association have libraries. Members of these churches 
need to use the library. Mount Pleasant now has a fine library with over 300 
catalogued volumes. 

Mrs. Wayne McCurry, Director of Library Services, would appreciate receiv- 
ing news about the now existing libraries and information about any new ones. 

PUBLICATIONS 

"Truth is the foundation of all knowledge and the cement of all societies." 

Baptist people depend on the denominational publications to keep informed. 
The Biblical Recorder is one of these publications. Every church receives a com- 
plimentary subscription for its pastor. Seven churches are currently subscribing 
with an enrollment of 313. Vital information on all phases of our work as a 
denomination is furnished by the Recorder. 

Charity and Children, published by the Children's Homes, is received by in- 
dividual subscriptions in our association. Special information concerning our 
Child Care Ministry is found in this publication. 

During our World Missions Conference in October special emphasis was 
placed on publications. As a result of this effort additional subscriptions were 
gained! 

The Commission - 2 2 

Home Missions -24 

Recorder - 1 3 

Church members must be informed, if we are to share in taking the gospel to 
all people during the century. Let our challenge be - "Do right and leave the 
results with God." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Madge Carter 

CHILDREN'S HOMES 

Children in the care of the Baptist Children's Homes are like children anywhere 
you find them. They are looking to and receiving guidance from caring adults, 
their minds are being enriched in appropriate educational development, their 
spiritual needs are being attended, they are happily at play and they are con- 
tributing to the lives of the people close to them. Many of them are finding it 
possible to become a part of a reestablished family because the important 
relatives in their lives are served by the Children's Homes while the child is in 
care. 

There is a continuing need in our society for existing programs of service. 
Flexibility and change are the order of the day for the Baptist Children's Homes 
to meet whatever human need is expressed as the family confronts societal 
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Western North Carolina families have ready access to all services of the Bap- 
tist Children's Homes through Broyhill Home, the Maternity Home in Asheville, 
Emergency Care at Forest City, a network of foster homes, social work services 
from Broyhill and Asheville offices and counsel from staff in the west or through 
other resources in general staff located in Thomasville. 

Every effort is being made to be a part of and cooperate with the Bold 
Missions program of advance fostered by the Baptist State Convention in 
cooperation with the local church. 

An indepth, comprehensive self-study of every segment of the Baptist 
Children's Homes is just being concluded by the institutions' trustees. The 
study has taken two years and projects the future direction of the Homes over 
the next decades. 

A major portion of the 1 978-79 operating budget of the Homes came through 
the Convention from the local church in the Cooperative Program, Special Gifts 
and the traditional Thanksgiving Offering. Beginning this year the Thanksgiving 
Offering will not be promoted. THe Children's Homes will share in the North 
Carolina Missions Offering. We are prayerfully concerned, and optomistic, that 
sufficient funds will continue to come in to provide needed services to families. 
Services of the Homes are being localized as rapidly as possible in order to join 
hands with these concerned people. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergis Anglin 

BAPTIST HOMES FOR THE AGING 

This has been a year of great significance and celebration in the life of our 
North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging! Let us give praise and thanksgiving 
to God especially, and to the pastors and churches throughout North Carolina 
for the victories that have been experienced! We are grateful for the churches in 
this association that have supported this work. 

Of outstanding importance has been the completion, dedication, and oc- 
cupancy of our new Western North Carolina Baptist Home, in Asheville. This 
lovely new Home, accommodating 50 additional residents, was dedicated to 
the glory of God on April 29, 1979. Already, there are enough residents who 
have arrived, and those who have been approved for admission, to fill the Home. 

The new apartment complex in Winston-Salem, accommodating 1 6, has been 
completed and all of the apartments have either been filled or assigned. With an 
older apartment, built in 1 961 , there are a total of five duplex apartments, ac- 
commodating 20 persons. With the apartment complex, the six Baptist Homes 
for the Aging, and the skilled nursing facility, 300 persons can be served in our 
Baptist Homes. Homes are located in the following places: Resthaven, The 
Hayes Home, Apartments, The Skilled Nursing Unit, in Winston-Salem; the 
Albemarle Home, in Albemarle; the Hamilton Home in Hamilton; the Yanceyville 
Home, in Yanceyville; the Western North Carolina Baptist Home, in Asheville. 

Financially, this has been a crucial year in our Baptist Homes, since they did 
not have the usual 3rd Sunday of February Offering, which makes up 1 6% of 
the total budget. The homes have had to move into the endowment funds in or- 
der to operate and to keep the ship afloat, since the usual $300,000.00 that 
they receive from the Special Offering was delayed until they receive their share 
of the North Carolina Missions Offering in September. They are looking forward 
to this offering in a very special way, and it will certainly be crucial in the sup- 



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port of our Homes for the Aging. Let us trust that the goal of $ 2,000,000 for all 
of our ten Baptist Institutions, and the special causes of States Missions, will be 
met. Let me remind each of our churches that this North Carolina Mission Of- 
fering (in October) must be greatly increased if we do "business as usual" and 
you will agree, I am sure, that this is not adequate. 

Through the love gifts of North Carolina Baptists, five out of every six people, 
who cannot pay the full cost of care, are supplemented. This, therefore, is a 
ministry of Christian love and compassion at its best in the lives of those dear 
older people who are in our care. 

The Homes rejoice in the addition of two new administrative stan members 
Mrs. Jack Hoyle, who came in mid-January as the Director of Admissions and 
Social Services, and Rev. Jim Saul, as the Director of Denominational Relations 
and Development. Rev. Saul is filling the vacancy created by the retirement of 
Rev. Ralph Cannon, in March. We shall never cease being grateful to the Lord for 
the significant contribution that Mr. Cannon made during his service with the 
Homes. Mr. Poole says, "The ministry of the Homes has been greatly enhanced 
and enriched by the coming of Mrs. Jack Hoyle and Jim Saul in their respective 
fields of service. 

Ministry to an older person is a ministry as unto Christ Himself. We trust that 
you will keep this vital ministry close to your heart and in your prayers, and that 
your gifts will enable the NC Baptist Homes for the Aging not only to minister to 
those in our care, but encourage us to expand this desperately needed ministry 
in our Convention. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

Although growth in bed capacity at Baptist Hospital has leveled off at just un- 
der 700 beds, there is continuing expansion results from new discoveries mado 
through medical research, and is in response to the health care needs of people. 

During the past year a 38-bed rehabilitation unit has opened to offer short- 
term services and family instruction to the disabled. The chief beneficiaries of 
this program are patients with strokes, arthritis, burns, longterm casts, joint 
replacement surgery, brain tumors, spinal cord injuries, hand injuries, and some 
cardiac problems. 

A new six-bed burn unit is scheduled to open soon. This unit will permit the 
isolation of burn patients in a location where all required services are im- 
mediately available. 

An automatic clinical analyzer, the first of its kind in the state, has been 
acquired and put into operation. This fully automated analyzer, which uses 
computer technology, can perfrom more than 200 tests. It analyzes blood 
serum and body fluids and provides results in less than eight minutes. These 
prompt and accurate results are of particular importance in critical care areas, 
such as the emergency room. 

Another new ministry is a program of home visitation for children with cancer 
and their families. A team consisting of physicians, nurses, a psychologist and 
chaplains ministers to families during three critical periods: when a child has 
received a recent diagnosis of cancer, when a child is terminally ill, when a child 
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Our chaplains lead worship services in Davis Chapel, which are relayed to all 
patient rooms by closed-circuit television. They also provide a pastoral ministry 
to patients, their families and to staff members; provide more than 1 5,000 
hours of personal counselling annually; offer personal growth and enrichment 
events to hundreds of clergy and lay persons each year; and conduct the largest 
program of clinical pastoral education in the world. Ministries of the Pastoral 
Care department are made accessible to people across the state through 
satellites in Fayetteville, Raleigh, Morganton and Charlotte. 

Baptist Hospitals has actively participated in the Voluntary Effort to keep 
hospital costs as low as possible. Our Hospital and several of its employees 
have been recognized and received awards for their cost-saving ideas and effor- 
ts. Our patients benefit in that the hospital's room rate increase this year - 
despite continuing inflation - is only 5%, as compared to an annual increase of 
6% in recent years. 

In recent months the hospital's oldest building - "Old Main" - has been torn 
down and a new six-story Focus Building is now rising on this site. 

Our hospital staff members have been working with representatives from 
other denominational agencies and with leaders of the Baptist State Convention 
to promote the North Carolina Missions Offering. The hospital looks forward to 
receiving its share of this offering, as gifts from the churches in the fiscal year 
ending June 30 were $ 1 96,51 6, as compared to $388,1 22 in the preceeding 
fiscal year. Many churches did not make a special offering on Mother's Day. 
Cooperative gifts for the fiscal year 77-78 were $347,575 compared to 
$380, 540for 78-79. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION REPORT 

When North Carolina Baptists call the college/university roll, there are seven 
reasons to be grateful and proud: Campbell, Chowan, Gardner-Webb, Mars Hill, 
Meredith, Wake Forest and Wingate. These are seven of 53 colleges and 
universities supported and nurtured by state conventions within the Southern 
Baptist Convention. 

According to the latest figures printed by the Education Commission, SBC, of 
the 1 34,000 students attending the 53 Baptist colleges in the Convention, 
almost 20,000 are enrolled in our North Carolina schools. Thus, 1 5% of all Bap- 
tist College enrollments are located in this state. 

The 1 978-79 year witnessed change and progress. Enrollments were stable; 
budgets were balanced; Wingate College made history by graduating the first 
senior class; Campbell, once known as a senior college, announced a name 
change to Campbell University; the Campbell Law School graduated its first 
class; and churches all across the state answered the Council's request for 
names and addresses of prospective college students. In the main, it was a very 
good year for Baptist colleges. 

All North Carolina Baptists are now aware of the current discussions between 
Wake Forest and the Council Committee to Study the Wake Forest University 
Proposal. Many hours of study and work have been given by that committee, 
and this work will continue at least until the Convention meets in Winston- 
Salem on November 1 3-1 4, 1 979. The Council will make its recommendation 
to the General Board, and the General Board will report and recommend to the 
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The Council on Christian Higher Eduation is encouraging the churches to elect 
responsible and informed messengers to the Convention. Decisions made con- 
cerning the continuation of the Wake Forest/Convention relationship will affect 
the life and work of the Convention and Wake Forest for many years to come. 

In the Baptist supported seminaries, colleges, academies and Bible School 
there is an increase in the number of students preparing for Church Vocations: 
Pastoral Ministry Students 1 1 ,730 
Education Ministry Students 4,064 
Music Ministry Students 2,926 
Other Church Vocation Students 3,054 

21,774 

Home and Foreign Mission Vol. 2,742 

24,516 

Let us support our seven colleges/universities in this state financially and with 
our prayers. 

The six seminaries supported by the Southern Baptist need our support. 
President Duke McCall said recently, "Southern is out to change the world, 
through the redeeming power of Jesus Christ" - a worthy goal indeed! 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Ray Strickland 

SEMINARY EXTENSION 

North Carolina led the Southern Baptist Convention for the third consecutive 
year in the number of centers and students enrolled, in the state there were over 
55 centers and more than 2,000 students enrolled. This is one of the Missions 
Ministries - financial assistance is provided in the form of teachers' honraria and 
scholarships for students. 

In the Yancey we enrolled forty-four students from nine churches. Rev. James 
Lambert was the teacher and "Great Doctrines of the Bible" was the textbook. 

Churches participating: Bolen's Creek (12), Brown's Creek (2), Burnsville, 
First (1), Laurel Branch (3), Mount Pleasant (7), Riverside (2), South Estatoe 
(1 ), West Burnsville ( 1 5), Young's Chapel (1 ). 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ray Strickland 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST FOUNDATION 

"Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful." 

1 Corinthians 4:2 

An intensive effort has been made through conferences over the state to 
familiarize as many pastors as possible of the helpful services provided by the 
Baptist State Convention through the North Carolina Baptist Foundation. The 
Foundation is available to assist individual Baptists with their estate planning, 
regardless of the size of the estate. Many of the most significant and meaningful 
gifts to support the Christian ministries through the denomination have been 
directed through the Foundation as trustee. These services are available from 
the trained staff and their professional support (accounting and legal services) 
employed for this purpose without cost to individual participants. Where an in- 



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dividual desires to be a part of sharing the gospel beyond his or her lifetime, the 
establishment of a trust with the Foundation provides a tangible participating in 
such activities. 

The Foundation has been actively engaged in assisting individuals in not only 
having their wills redrafted, but also in the preparation and establishment of an- 
nuity trusts. Through such a trust, an individual or couple can place in trust 
assets (such as property, cash or securities) and receive income for the remain- 
der of their lives. After death, the income from the trust will be paid to the 
donor's choice(s) of Baptist missions work and/or institution. This method of 
giving provides the satisfying knowledge of being a faithful steward in utilizing 
resources more completely for the Lord's ministries, as well as, taking advan- 
tage of the laws of our land in reducing taxation on resources - both income and 
estate. 

The financial records are at this time with the auditors so a verified statement 
is not available at this time. The preaudit figures indicate, however, that the 
Foundation received in 1978 new funds for trusts amounting to 
$1,048,000.00 This is the first year during the 58 year history of the Foun- 
dation that as much as a million dollars was added in a single year. Much of this 
came through many relatively small gifts. 

A personal and private appointment with a Foundation staff member can be 
arranged either through your pastor, association Director of Missions or by 
writing or calling the Foundation office. The address is: P.O. Box 26508, 
Raleigh, North Carolina 2761 1 . 

REPORT OF THE CHRISTIAN ACTION LEAGUE 

The League is pleased to make this report, grateful for the support which you 
have given and happy to mention some decisions which affect the social climate 
of our state and the moral fiber of our people. 

The Supreme Court of the State of North Carolina has ruled the antipor- 
nography bill constitutional. Better known as the Lake Bill, it is ready to be en- 
forced by sherriffs, police chiefs and district attorneys. 

The Court of Appeals of the State of North Carolina will hand down a ruling 
soon on the challenge to the liquor-by-the-drink legislation passed by the 1 978 
session of the Assembly. This suit was filed in Wake Superior Court in January 
and the decision by Judge Pou Bailey has been appealed to the Appeals Court. A 
brief has been filed and the next step is to present arguments before the court. 
Our attorney feels that we have a good chance of winning the case, but the only 
thing to do now is wait. The League has discovered that law suits are time- 
consuming and expensive. We need your prayers and your financial support in 
this matter. 

The North Carolina Senate, in a last-move, passed a bill which under certain 
conditions will give cities and towns a chance to vote after the county has voted 
to turn down liquor-by-the-drink. This will undermine the basic philosophy 
which underlies the passage of the original L-B-D bill. Since this bill has passed 
the Senate, it can be considered by the House in the short session to be held in 
June, 1 980. We need to secure commitments from our Representatives that 
they will oppose the bill, which is Senate Bill No. 943. 

A decision (vote) by the members of the Senate of North Carolina killed a bill 
which would have relaxed the penalties for the possession of up to four ounces 
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On May 1 of this year, Bro. Coy Privette became the full-time Associate 
Executive Director of the League. Continue to pray for the Directors, the of- 
ficers, the trustees and expand the support which you are giving the League. 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

Scripture distribution by the American Bible Society in the United States this 
past year totaled 127,414,817. World Scripture distribution to Africa, 
Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe totaled 503,3 1 8,060. 

A recent convert from Hinduism to Christianity developed a great interest in 
sharing Scriptures with his neighbors in India. Every Sunday he would go out 
and distribute packets containing Selections from God's Word. One Sunday it 
was raining so he decided to stay home. His young son offered to take his place. 
He left with 1 packets. He had distributed 9 of the packets when he stopped 
and asked God's guidance at to how he might share the remaining packet. He 
was directed to a house. He knocked and there was no response. He knocked 
again-still no response. Finally, he banged on the door. A woman with tangled 
hair and sad eyes opened the door and asked, "What do you want?" The boy 
thrust the packet of Scriptures into her hands and ran away because he was 
frightened. 

A few days later at a public worship service which the boy and his father at- 
tended, the pstor challenged members of the congregation to share a specific 
way in which God has blessed them during the week. A lady rose saying, "Sir, I 
was so depressed that I wanted to commit suicide. I was mixing poison in a cup 
when there was a knock at the door. I didn't open it, but instead added more 
poison. Again there came a knock, but I was so determined to commit suicide 
that I ignored it again, as I was about to drink there came a bang on my door. I 
opened it and saw a small lad. He thrust something into my hands and ran away. 
What he gave me was a packet of Scriptures about God's love. One had a pic- 
ture of Jesus stretching out His hands and saying, "Come to Me . . . and I will 
give you rest." I decided to go to this God and ask Him to help me. He respon- 
ded and lifted my burden. Today I am here because of the persistence of that 
small boy who gave me those Scriptures. 

This work deserves our help. We are encouraged to observe American Bible 
Society Sunday in our churches. The Southern Baptist Convention contributed 
$309,204 last year. Individuals can contribute. The total amount given by in- 
dividuals last year was $ 1 1 ,546,931 . 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Brooks Boone 

CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMISSION 

This year brought little relief from the endless assault of immorality on our 
society. Ten million people have died of hunger. Alcoholism has repeated its an- 
nual destruction of countless lives. The senseless arms race has continued to 
escalate. Insatiable human greed has produced another round of skyrocketing 
inflation. Television has continued to beam its often dehumanizing and trivial 
view of life into our homes. In recognition of the clear teachings of the Bible that 
Christians are to be on guard against the forces of evil, Southern Baptists have 
assigned the Christian Life Commission the important task of helping churches 
to resist this assault. The Christian Life Commission has sought to fulfill this 
task in a variety of ways. 



-41 - 



A piece entitled, "A Dozen Actions You Can Take to Help Improve the Moral 
Quality of Television" was mailed to pastors. A conference on television 
morality was held. Twice during the year the Commission presented testimony 
to congressional committees dealing with the rewrite^ of the Federal Communi- 
cations Act. 

The Commission gave leadership to the planning and promotion of World 
Hunger Day. For the first time, World Hunger Day Posters were distributed. A 
Commission representative testified before the Presidential Commission on 
World Hunger. 

Christian citizenship has received renewed emphasis this year with the 
coming of a new Christian Citizenship Development Director. Active Christian 
citizenship was encouraged through the promotion of the 1979 Christian 
Citizenship Sunday observance. 

The Commission has made other efforts in the area of Christian morality 
development. A national seminar on "Help the Families" was held at various 
places and summer conferences on "The Bible and Christian Ethics" were held 
at Ridgecrest and Glorieta. Literature dealing with moral issues was distributed. 
Race Relations Sunday was promoted. A variety of orgnizational involvements 
were undertaken in order to deal with the problem of alcohol. And the Com- 
mission staff wrote a large number of articles, preached many sermons, led con- 
ferences, and gave speeches in order to foster righteousness among our people. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Don Young 



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v 1 V 

ANNUAL 
of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS ONE HUNDRED AND SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 

1980 

held with 

WEST BURNSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day 
August 5 

FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day 
August 6 

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NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 4, 1 98 1 

SOUTH ESTATOE BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 5, 1 981 



ANNUAL 
of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS ONE HUNDRED AND SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 

1980 

held with 

WEST BURNSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day 
August5 

FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day 
August 6 

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NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 4,1981 



SOUTH ESTATOE BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 5, 1 981 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Calendar of Activities 15-16 

Constitution 1 7-20 

Dead (Listed by Churches) \ 14 

Dedication 3 

Directory of Association 

Associational Officers and Committees 5-6 

Sunday School Officers 6 

Church Ministries and Training Officers 7 

Woman's Missionary Union Officers 7 

Directory of the Churches 

Pastors 9 

Sunday School Directors 9 

Church Ministries and Training Directors 10 

Woman's Missionary Union Directors 10 

Brotherhood Directors 10 

Music Directors 10 

Organists or Pianists 11 

Library Services 11 

Church Clerks 11-12 

Church Treasurers 12 

Chairmen of Deacons 12-13 

Historical Events of Interest 41 

Map (Showing Churches of Association) 24-25 

Messengers (Listed by Churches) 13 

Ministers, Licensed 14 

Ministers Ordained 14 

Proceedings 21-23 and 26-28 

Reports 

American Bible Society 39-40 

Annuity Board 37 

Brotherhood 31 

Budget 40 

Children's Homes 33-34 

Christian Higher Education 38-39 

Christian Life Commission 39 

Church Ministries and Training 30 

Deacons .32 

Evangelism 35-36 

Foundation 37-38 

Historian 28 29 

Homes for the Aging 34 

Hospital 35 

Missions 36 

Music 32 

Pastors' Conference 33 

Publications 33 

Resolutions 28 

Senior Adult 32 

Stewardship 36-37 

Sunday School 29-30 

Vacation Bible School 30 

Woman's Missionary Union 30-31 

Tables 

Historical 41 

Statistical 42-48 

Tribute (To Miss Tensie and H.G. Bailey) 4-5 




The 1 980 edition of the Annual of The Yancey Baptist Association is affec- 
tionately dedicated to Miss Tensie Bailey and Mr. H.G. Bailey who have inspired 
us with their many years of service to the Lord, the church, and the Association. 
(A tribute to these fine Christians, written by Mrs. Lucille Godwin and delivered 
by her at the annual meeting is printed in this annual.) 

Miss Tensie Bailey was a classroom and public school music teacher for 29 
years. She has played the piano at Bolen's Creek Church for 20 years, taught an 
adult Sunday School class for 26 years, and served for many years as Associ- 
ational WML) Director and is currently serving as pianist for the WMU. Miss Ten- 
sie has missed one annual meeting of the Yancey Baptist Association since 
1 928 and that absence was due to illness. 

Mr. H. Grady Bailey has not missed attending the Yancey Baptist Association 
since 1914, except for two years when he and Mrs. Bailey lived in Santa Bar- 
bara, California, and one year when he was in the hospital at the time of the 
meeting. 

Mr. Bailey retired on December 31,1 970 as Yancey County Veteran's Ser- 
vice Officer. 

The Baileys are members of the First Baptist Church of Burnsville, where they 
were members of the choir for many years. Mr. Bailey has been a Deacon for 
many years and has served as Secretary of the Sunday School, teacher of the 
Men's Bible Class, General Superintendent of the Sunday School, Superinten- 
dent of the Adult Department of the Sunday School, and at present is serving as 
associate teacher of the Men's Bible Class. 



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TRIBUTE 



It is a high honor indeed for me-on behalf of the Yancey Baptist Association- 
to recognize and pay tribute to two of our most faithful and loyal Christians: Mr. 
Grady Bailey, of First Baptist Church; and Miss Tensie Bailey, of Bolen's Creek 
Church. Mr. Grady and Miss Tensie are brother and sister who have set out- 
standing records in terms of time and service; I doubt their records are sur- 
passed throughout our Southern Baptist Convention. 

Mr. Grady Bailey attended his first annual meeting of this Association in 
1914; since then, he has missed only three annual meetings: two when he was 
living outside North Carolina, and one when he was hospitalized. He has held 
several responsible offices within the Association and has discharged his 
responsibilities nobly and efficiently. He served as Moderator one year and as 
clerk several years. For 10 years he served as Deacon Fellowship Chairman. He 
has always been very supportive of all Associational activities and has been 
faithful to his local church. At present, he is an associate Sunday School 
teacher. 

Surely Mr. Grady is the model the poet had in mind when he wrote: 

God wants a man of action and of faith, 

Whose life is something more than cant and talk; 

Who lives each day as though it were his last, 

And proves his faith by a consistent walk. 
Miss Tensie started attending the sessions of the annual meeting in 1 928. So 
far as she recalls she has missed only one meeting since then, and that absence 
was due to illness. She too has held several responsible offices and has dis- 
charged her duties through Christian love and with faithfulness. She-along with 
Mr. Grady-seems to live the philosophy that 

I am only one; 

But still I am one. 

I cannot do everything; 

But still I can do something. 

And because I cannot do everything 

I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. 
Miss Tensie served a number of years as WMU Director of the Association; 
she has served many years-and is still serving-as pianist for the Associational 
Woman's Missionary Union. She has been loyal to all the Associational activities 
and has never neglected her local church; she has been faithful in attendance 
and service. When I first met her-nine years ago-she was church pianist and 
had served in this capacity for a long long time. Recently, she resigned as pianist 
and now she is teaching a Sunday School class. 

Through our personal friendship, Miss Tensie has enriched my life and has 
enhanced my appreciation for the beautiful embers that continue to glow with 
radiance and warmth long after the dreaded heat of the initial flame is forgotten. 

Mr. Grady, Miss Tensie, we love you and we appreciate you for what you 
have meant throughout the years and for what you continue to mean to your 
friends, to your churches, to Yancey Association, and to the Kingdom of God. 
We thank God for you and for helping you to live life to the fullest and to know 
the fullness of life. We thank God for not letting you rust unburnished and for 
enabling you to continue to shine in use! You are two of those victorious ones 
who can say truthfully and confidently: 

Though much is taken, much abides; and though 

We are not now that strength which in eld days 

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Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are: 
One equal temper of heroic hearts, 
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will 
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. 



Mrs. Lucille S. Godwin 
August 5, 1 980 
West Burnsville Baptist Church 




ASSOCIATIONS OFFICERS 

Director of Missions Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Box 53, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Moderator Lester Murphey 

Rt. 3, Box 380, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Associate Moderator Dennis Thurman 

Rt. 3, Box 34, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Jess Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Music Director Tommy Pittman 

2 1 9 Ferguson Hill, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Sunday School Director Harold Bennett, Jr. 

1 42 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Vacation Bible School Director Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Rt. 3, Box 172, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Church Training Director Lawrence King 

Rt. 2, Box 1 26, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Woman's Missionary Union Director Mrs. James McLougald 

Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brotherhood Director Niles Howell 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Director of Library Services Mrs. Wayne McCurry 

Rt. 6, Box 250, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Senior Adult Coordinator Mrs. Jess Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Historian Miss Sara Hensley 

Box 65, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

CHAIRMEN 

Executive Committee Fred Phoenix 

1 77 W. Burnsville Church Rd., Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Budget Committee Everett Crout 

Box 152, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

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Stewardship-Cooperative Program Mrs. Don Young 

Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Missions Joseph Godwin 

Box 51 7, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

Evangelism * Dennis Thurman 

Rt. 3, Box 34, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Christian Life Don Young 

Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Deacon Fellowship Billy Ray Bailey 

Rt. 4, Box 1 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pastors Conference Dennis Helms 

Rt. 6, Box 242, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

REPRESENTATIVES 

Children's Homes Vergis Anglin 

Rt. 6, Box 270, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 
Homes for the Aging Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Box 234, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Publications Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3, Box 352, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Christian Higher Education Mrs. Locke Ramsey 

Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Seminary Extension George Davis 

Rt. 7, Box 462, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Annuity Charles Willis 

Rt. 5, Box 7 1 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Audio-Visual Aids Nat Howell 

Rt. 7, Box 36, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
American Bible Society Mrs. Brooks Boone 

Rt. 6, Box 848, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Secretary. Mrs. George Davis 

Rt. 7, Box 462, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Teacher-Improvement Director Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

1 3 Robertson Street, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Outreach Director Ben Riddle 

Rt. 6, Box 284, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Adult Director Mrs. Ben Banks 

Rt. 1, Box 41 8, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Youth Director Mrs. Lawrence Glenn 

Rt. 1, Box 414, Spruce Pine, N.C. 28777 

Children's Director Mr. Herschel Holcombe 

P.O. Box 325, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Preschool Director Mr. Jess Styles 

P.O. Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



CHURCH TRAINING OFFICERS 

Secretary Mrs. Herman Mason 

20 Swiss Ave., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Director New Member Training Horace McLeroy 

Rt. 5, Box 92, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Director Church Leader-Member Training Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3, Box 370, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Adult Training Group Leader Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3, Box 352, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Youth Training Group Leader Mrs. Ken Howell 

Rt. 2, Box416, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Children's Group Leader Mrs. Ralph McDowell 

Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Preschool Group Leader Mrs. Henry Griffin 

Box 71, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OFFICERS 

Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Box 497, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Associate Director Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Rt. 1 , Box 1 87, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Enlistment and Enlargement Director Mrs. George Barnes 

Rt. 6, Box 188, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Box 234, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Pianist Miss Tensie Bailey 

Rt. 2, Box 228, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Baptist Women Director Mrs. Robert Wilson 

Rt. 5, Box 988, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Baptist Young Women Director Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1 , Box 232, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Acteen Director Mrs. Billy Anglin 

Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Girls In Action Director Mrs. John McLain 

609 Sunset Dr., Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 
Mrs. Harry Hayter 

Rt. 6, Box 210, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Mission Friends Director Mrs. Harold Bennett, Jr. 

1 42 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Mission Study Chairman Mrs. Herman Howell 

Rt. 2, Box 396, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Mission Support Chairman Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3, Box 370, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Mission Action Chairman Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Box 325, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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MUSIC ZONE DIRECTORS 

Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1 , Box 232, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Box 352, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 
Mrs. Ernest Hughes, Jr., Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Earl Tipton, Rt. 7, Box 1 8, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Mrs. Herbert Dahlin, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 
Mrs. David Griffith, Rt. 6, Box 390, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 



Fred Phoenix, Chairman Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

Richard Muri Box 425, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (First Baptist) 

Horace McLeroy Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Brown's Creek) 

Mrs. Brooks Boone Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Laurel Branch) 

Earl Tipton. Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Windom) 



BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Everette Crout, Chairman, Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Miss Madge Carter, Burl Maney, 
Arnold Higgins, Dennis Helms, Lawrence Glenn. 

ORDINATION AND RECEPTION OF NEW CHURCHES 

Harold Lusk, Chairman, Joseph Godwin, Harold Bennett, Sr. 

NOMINATING 

Billy Ray Bailey, Chairman, Earnest Buckner (Sunday School), Billy Buchanan 
(Church Training), Mrs. James McDougald (WMU), Bayard Howell (Brother- 
hood), and Mrs. David Griffith (Church Music) 

EVANGELISM 

Dennis Thurman, Chairman, Edgar Hensley, Tommy Pittman, G.E. Freeman, 
Ray Strickland, Mrs. Stanley Shuford, Mrs. David Peterson. 

STEWARDSHIP 

Mrs. Donald Young, Chairperson, John Huntley, Paul Silvers, Mrs. David Grif- 
fith, Harold Anglin, W.O. Riddle, Miss Barbara Smith. 

MISSIONS 




Joseph Godwin, Chairman, Wayne McCurry, Ray Higgins, Miss Lola Hensley, 
Edgar Hunter, Jr., Lester Murphey. 



LIST OF PASTORS 



Bank's Creek Sherril Whitson, Rt. 1 , Box 337-A, Bakersville, N.C. 28705 

Bee Log . : Earl Cole, Mars Hill, N.C. 

Blue Rock Haskie Honeycutt, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Dennis Helms, Rt. 6, Box 242, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek H.G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Richard L. Muri, P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Merley Willis, Rt. 2, Box 265, Erwin, Tenn. 37650 

Cane River Dennis Thurman, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree John J. Huntley, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Garland Higgins, Rt. 3, Box 1 89-B, Marion, N.C. 28752 

Hall's Chapel Paul Robinson, Rt. 5, Box 752, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Denver Styles, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Laurel Branch Ray Strickland, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Mt. Mitchell Charles E. Willis, Rt. 5, Box 7 1 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Lester I. Murphey, Rt. 3, Box 380, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Joseph Godwin, P.O. Box 51 7, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

Pleasant Grove Lawrence Glenn, Rt. 1 , Box 4 1 4, Spruce Pine, N.C. 

Price's Creek Shelby Beaver, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside None 

Shoal Creek Paul Silver, Rt. 3, Box 1 07-A, Bakersville, N.C. 

South Estatoe G.E. Freeman, Rt. 4, Box 446, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville . . Harold Bennett, Jr., 1 42 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Windom Kenneth Mashburn, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Rudy Owens, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

LIST OF SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Not Listed on Letter 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Blue Rock Jim Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Bolen's Creek Ben L. Riddle, Rt. 6, Box 284, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Robert Wilson, Rt. 5, Box 988, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Burnsville, First Bacchus Hensley, 321 Hillside Dr., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Not Listed on Letter 

Cane River Not Listed on Letter 

Crabtree Jack Mcintosh, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Junior Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 838, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff , Rt. 7, Box 638, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Ivy Gap Earnest Buckner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Harold Bennett, 1 45 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Jack Wilson, Rt. 5, Box 485, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Jack Harper, Rt. 3, Box 494, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Herb Dahlin, Rt. 2, Box 48, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove . . Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2, Box 39, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Price's Creek D.Z. Thomas, Rt. 3, Box 339, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Jack Hensley, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Shoa! Creek Edward Hughes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Don Young, Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville . . Ronald Mcintosh, Rt. 1 , Box 244-A, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Dennis Buchanan, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Young's Chapel Burl Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. «287 1 4 

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LIST OF TRAINING UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek . . Mrs. Geraldine Styles, Rt. 1 , Box 460, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Brown's Creek Hubert Smoak, Rt. 7, Box 658, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Mt. Pleasant Mrs. Evelyn Pate, Rt. 3, Box 370, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe L.H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

West Burnsville Lawrence King, Rt. 2, Box 1 26, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Windom Lawrence Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Box 294-A, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

LIST OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Brown's Creek Mrs. Robert Wilson, Rt. 5, Box 988, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First . . .Mrs. Doris Hunter, 1 3 Robertson St., Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Cane River Mrs. George Barnes, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Vergie Duncan, Rt. 3, Box 280, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

South Estatoe Mrs. Opal McDougald, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

West Burnsville Mrs. Nancy Crout, P.O. Box 1 52, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

LIST OF BROTHERHOOD DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Box 218, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Mike Higgins, Rt. 7, Box 1 27, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF MUSIC DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Not Listed on Letter 

Bee Log Not Listed on Letter 

Blue Rock Mrs. Beverly Mitchell, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Rick Bacon, Rt. 6, Box 233, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Brown's Creek John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Michael R. Watson, P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Byrd's Chapel Hoyt Bennett, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Kay Ball, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Crabtree Vernon Fox, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Carmon Ogle, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Hall's Chapel Linzey McMahan, Rt. 2, Box 1 98, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Ivy Gap Wade Maynard, Weaverville, N.C. 

Laurel Branch Mrs. David Griffith, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Danny Willis, Rt. 2, Box 300, Marion, N.C. 28752 

Mt. Pleasant Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 390, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap . . Mrs. Betty Dahlin, Rt. 2, Box 48, Green Mountain, N.C. 2871 4 

Pleasant Grove Not Listed on Letter 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Box 666, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Riverside Tommy Pittman, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

South Estatoe Mrs. Dena Hensley, P.O. Box 422, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville .... Mrs. Jeanette Fox, Rt. 1 , Box 232, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Windom Not Listed on Letter 

Young's Chapel Mrs. Peggy Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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LIST OF ORGANISTS 



Bank's Creek Mrs. Albert Woodby, Rt. 1 , Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Bee Log Shelia Ramsey, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Blue Rock Mrs. Billy Joe Mitchell, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek. . . Mrs. Lavonne Beaver, Indian Trail Rd., Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Brown's Creek Mrs. H.G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Linda Denny, P.O. Box 637, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Miss Amber Bennett, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Crabtree Mrs. J. W. Johnson, Rt. 2, Box 91 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Essie Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Mrs. Robert Geouge, Rt. 7, Box 638, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Linda Maynard, Weaverville, N.C. 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Billy B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Charles Willis, Rt. 5, Box 7 1 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Box 352, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Pleasant Gap Miss Vickie Tolley, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Carolyn Glenn, Rt. 1 , Box 414, Spruce Pine, N.C. 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Glenna Mcintosh, Rt. 1, Box 275, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Jason Black, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Marilyn Young, Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Mike Higgins, Rt. 7, Box 1 27, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Windom Mrs. Jo Ann Tipton, Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Miss Maureen Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

LIST OF DIRECTORS OF LIBRARY SERVICES 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Niles Howell, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Vergie Duncan, Rt. 3, Box 280, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe . . Mrs. Barbara Freeman, Rt. 4, Box 446, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

LIST OF CHURCH CLERKS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 , Box 368, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Bee Log Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Box 304, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Dan Allen, Rt. 2, Box 695, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Herman Mason, 20 Swiss Ave., Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks, Rt. 7, Box 756, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Ann Francie, 202 Laurel St., Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Farrell Miller, Rt. 1 , Box 1 97, Green Mountain, N.C. 

28740 

Cane River Mrs. Avis Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 1 82, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Crabtree Mrs. Margaret McCurry, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Fairview Junior Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 838, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Hall's Chapel .... Mrs. Alice McMahan, Rt. 2, Box 1 98, Burnsville,. N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Eloise Silvers, Rt. 3, Box 537, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Brooks Boone, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Muriel Wilson, Rt. 5, Box 636, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Mrs. Ha Angel, Rt. 3, Box 404, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Joyce Dale, Box 332, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Joy Letterman, Rt. 2, Box 39, Green Mountain, N.C. 

28740 

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Price's Creek Mrs. Bill Arrowood, Rt. 3, Box 636, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Miss Jean Mcintosh, Rt. 2, Box 275, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 1 87, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

West Burnsville Bayard Howell, 502 Wood lawn Ave., Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Windom Mrs. Vera Griffith, Rt. 7, Box 84, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Box 294-A, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

LIST OF CHURCH TREASURERS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 , Box 368, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log Fred Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Mrs. Wanda McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Box 2 1 8, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Burnsville, First Harold Anglin, P.O. Box 275, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 22, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Cane River Mrs. Walter Edwards, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Neil McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 1 1 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview J.C. Robinson, Rt. 5, Box 749, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Hall's Chapel Edward Grindstaff, Rt. 7, Box 644, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Lucille Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N.C. 

Laurel Branch Mrs. David Griffith, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Not Listed on Letter 

Mt. Pleasant . . . Miss Lola Ann Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 390, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Pleasant Gap Bill Riddle, Rocky Springs Heights, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Lucille Lyle, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Price's Creek Mrs. D.Z. Thomas, Rt. 3, Box 639, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Riverside Mrs. Tommy Pittman, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Box 832, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 1 87, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Hebron Layell, 1 5 Shadv Oaks Rd., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Ralph Griffith, Rt. 7, Box 84, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Young's Chapel Mrs. Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF CHAIRMEN OF DEACONS 

Bank's Creek John Burleson, Rt. 1 , Box 368, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Wayne McCurry, Rt. 6, Box 250, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks, Rt. 7, Box 756, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First David Mauney, Rt. 7, Box 764, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Byrd's Chapel Not Listed on Letter 

Cane River Bill Ball, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 1 22, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 7, Box 638, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Woodrow Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Theo Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Box 650, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



Price's Creek . . 

Riverside 

Shoal Creek 

South Estatoe . 
West Burnsville 

Windom 

Young's Chapel 



Mt. Pleasant. . . 
Pleasant Gap . . 
Pleasant Grove 



Jack Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Box 346, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

. . . Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2, Box 39, Green Mountain, N.C. 

28740 

Not Listed on Letter 

Not Listed on Letter 

Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

. . . Don Young, Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
. Roy Mcintosh, Rt. 1 , Box 437, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fred Buchanan, Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Vern Cook, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 



MESSENGERS TO THE ASSOCIATION 



BANK'S CREEK - None 
BEE LOG - None 

BLUE ROCK — Grace Allen, Sylvia Gouge, Wanda McKinney, Sonya Gouge, 
Callie Brewer. 

BOLEN'S CREEK — Rev. and Mrs. Dennis Helms, Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson, Miss 

Tensie Bailey, Mrs. Lena Harris, Mrs. Bernice Robinson, Mrs. Herman Mason. 
BROWN'S CREEK - Mr. and Mrs. George Davis, Mrs. Hattie Silver, Troy Ray. 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST - Mrs. Billy Anglin, Mrs. John McClain, Mrs. Jack Laws, 

Miss Sara Hensley, Mrs. Myrtle Peterson, H.G. Bailey, C.A. Hilliard, Dick 

Bailey, Mike Watson Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harris. 
BYRD'S CHAPEL - Mr. and Mrs. Wilkie Randolph, Mr. and Mrs. Oss Wilson. 
CANE RIVER — Rev. and Mrs. Dennis Thgrman, Mrs. Avis Hensley, Mrs. Walter 

Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Briggs. 
CRABTREE — Rev. John J. Huntley, Belle Chrisawn, Dorothy Huntley, Bernice 

McCurry, Margaret McCurry. 
FAIRVIEW - None 
HALL'S CHAPEL - None 
IVY GAP - None 

LAUREL BRANCH - Mrs. J.E. Wilson, Mrs. David Griffith, Mrs. Brooks Boone. 
MT. MITCHELL - Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Huskins, Mrs. Dorothy Ray, Mrs. Myril 

Wilson, Mrs. Jessie Willis, Diane Blevins, Dollis Wilson 
MT. PLEASANT — Flay Hensley, Mrs. Vivian Taylor, Mrs. Doris Tomberlin, Jack 

Mcintosh, Jack Harper, (Alternates) Miss Lola Ann Hensley, Mrs. Velma Hill, 

Miss Madge Carter, Miss Wanda Robertson, Mrs. I la Angle. 
PLEASANT GAP - Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Godwin, Mrs. Betty Dahlin, Bill Riddle, 

Mrs. Joyce Dale. 

PLEASANT GROVE - Mrs. Vah Johnson, Mrs. Lucille Lyle, Mr. Enzy Letterman, 

Roy Lyle, Dennis Grindstaff . 
PRICE'S CREEK - None 
RIVERSIDE - None 

SHOAL CREEK — Mrs. Ernest Hughes, Mrs. James Young, Lee Dulaney, Mrs. 
Paul Silver. 

SOUTH ESTATOE - L.H. Wing, David Autrey, Mrs. Opal McDougald, Mrs. Mar- 
tha Autrey, Mrs. Margaret Freeman, Chris Autrey, Miss Pam McEntyre. 

WEST BURNSVILLE - B.T. Howell, Lawrence King, Harold Lusk, Mrs. Mike 
Higgins, Mrs. Harold Bennett, Jr., Mrs. Max Fox, Mike Higgins. 

WINDOM - 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL - Mrs. Estella Young, Ed Howell. 



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MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 



Jackie Silver, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Crabtree) 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

Dennis Helms, Rt. 6, Box 242, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 (Bolen's Creek) 
Billy Joe Mitchell, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Blue Rock) 

Michael R. Watson, P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 (Burnsville, First) 

OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Dennis Buchanan, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Windom) 

Vern Cook, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Young's Chapel) 

Gene Gardner, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Brown's Creek) 

Ellis Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Price's Creek) 

Arnold Robinson, Micaville, N.C. (Mt. Mitchell) 

Ralph Shelton, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Ivy Gap) 

Jackie Silver, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Crabtree) 



IP* 

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OUR BELOVED DEAD 



BEE LOG 

Mr. George Lewis (Deacon) 
Mr. Bill Phillips 

BOLEN'S CREEK 
Mr. Garren Bailey 

BROWN'S CREEK 
Mr. Dover R. Fouts 

(Former Clerk and Deacon) 

BYRD'S CHAPEL 

Mrs. Fonzo Whitson (Clerk) 
Mr. Fonzo Whitson (Deacon) 
Mr. W.D. Adkins 
Mrs. Oss Wilson 
Mrs. Lester Peterson 

CANE RIVER 
Mr. Author King 



LAUREL BRANCH 
Mr. Bill Penland 

MT. MITCHELL 

Mr. Sherrill Chrisawn 
Mrs. Emaline Murphy 

PLEASANT GAP 

Mrs. Bertie Buchanan 

PLEASANT GROVE 
Mrs. Delia Gortney 

SOUTH ESTATOE 
Mr. Dewey Murphy 
Mr. Brant Chrisawn 

WEST BURNSVILLE 
Mrs. Bertha Barnes 



CRABTREE 

Mr. Thomas Edge 
Mrs. Rena Redden 



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CALENDAR 

OCTOBER 
(Sept. 30-) 

1- 5 Week of Prayer for North Carolina Missions 

Special Offering for N.C. Missions 
6-10 Christian Life Conference 

I 2 Biblical Recorder Day 
20-2 1 Sunday School Workshop 

23- 24 Workshop for Church Training and Woman's Missionary Union 

Leadership 
26 High Attendance Day in the Churches 

NOVEMBER 

2- 8 Royal Ambassador Week 
10 WMU Council Meeting 

15 Day of Prayer for Children's Homes 
16-19 Foreign Mission Study 

24 "M" Night 

DECEMBER 

1- 7 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions 
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 
21 Foreign Missions Day 

28 Student Day at Christmas 

JANUARY - 1981 

5- 9 Bible Study Week 

I I Witness Commitment Day 

25 Baptist Men's Day 

30 Mid-year Leadership Conference 

FEBRUARY 

1 Baptist World Alliance Sunday 

8-14 WMU Focus Week 

15 Day of Prayer for Homes for Aging 

15-18 Home Mission 

MARCH 

1- 8 Week of Prayer for Home Missions 

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 
8-15 Youth Week 

1 4 Associational Youth Baptist Night 
27-29 Pioneer RA Congress, Ridgecrest 

29 Home Mission Day 

APRIL 

1 2 Cooperative Program Day 

20-24 Baptist Doctrine Study 

24- 26 State Acteens Convention, Ridgecrest 

26 Life Commitment Sunday 

30 Sunday School Meeting 

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MAY 

3- 1 Christian Home Week 

10 Day of Prayer for Hospital 

11-13 Key Leadership Conference, Ridgecrest 

1 7 Baptist Radio and Television Sunday 

1 8-24 Week of Prayer for Associational Missions 

25 WMU Executive Meeting 

JUNE 

6 State Children's Bible Drill/Area Youth 

Bible Drill, Youth Speakers Tournament, Waynesville 

1 5 Day of Prayer for Baptist Seminaries, Colleges 

28 Christian Citizenship Sunday 

29 Church Training Meeting 

JULY 

1 2 Christian Literature Sunday 

20 Associational Sunday School Workers' Council 

3 1 WMU Annual Meeting 

AUGUST 

4- 5 Annual Meeting 
23-30 Church Music Week 

SEPTEMBER 

4- 5 WMU Associational Leader Training 

6- 1 2 Brotherhood Focus Week 

8 Sunday School Associational Night 

27-30 Sunday School Preparation Week 
(Oct. 4) 



State and SBC meetings and activities promoted 



CONSTITUTION 
OF THE YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
OF NORTH CAROLINA 
REVISED AUGUST 1978 

PREAMBLE 

For the declaration of its fundamental purposes and the permanent guidance 
and control of its activities, this body does adopt the following as its con- 
stitution, subject to amendment: 

Article I 
NAME 

The name of this organization shall be The Yancey Baptist Association. 

Article II 
PURPOSE 

The objectives of this Association shall be to counsel together for the 
enlargement and strengthening of God's Kingdom of unity and growth among 
the Churches composing it; and by cooperating with the State Baptist Conven- 
tion and the Southern Baptist Convention in a program of WORLD MISSIONS. 

Article III 
AUTHORITY 

While independent and sovereign in its own sphere, the Association does not 
claim and will never attempt to exercise any authority over any Baptist Church. 

Article IV 
MEMBERSHIP 

Section 1 . The membership of this Association shall be composed of Pastors 
and Member Churches, ordained Ministers with membership in the Member 
Churches and elected Messengers and or alternates from the Member churches 
of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 2. The Association shall be composed of cooperating Baptist Chur- 
ches in the area of the Association. A cooperating Church shall be one that 
supports any object of the Southern or State Baptist Convention and which is in 
friendly cooperation with these conventions and sympathetic with their purpose 
and work. 

Section 3. If any Church in the Association fails to file an associational letter 
for two consecutive years it will lose its affiliation. 

Section 4. The churches shall be represented by messengers from affiliated 
Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Messengers for every fifty 
members and for each additional fifty, or the fractional part thereof; provided 
each Church is entitled to two Messengers and provided further that all Pastors 
shall have seats, in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth 
in this article. 

Section 5. Only the Messengers, or the Alternates selected by each Church, 
and the Pastor as herein set forth, and who are actually present shall have a 
right to vote; in other words, the full vote of any Church may be cast only if 
there is present a full number of Messengers or Alternates. The method of 
determining those who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names 
of the persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the respec- 
tive Churches. 

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Article V 
MEETING TIME 

Section 1 . The Association shall convene annually on the first Tuesday after- 
noon, Tuesday evening and Wednesday in August. 

Section 2. The Association shall meet with two different churches named by 
the Association. The Tuesday afternoon session and the fellowship hour with an 
evening meal followed by the second session will be with the first Church. 
Wednesday sessions and fellowship hour will convene with another church. 

Section 3. Special meetings may be called by the Moderator or Executive 
Committee provided two weeks notice is given to the members of the Chur- 
ches. The purpose for which the meeting is called must be stated. 

Article VI 
OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES 

The Association shall have the following officers: The Moderator, Associate 
Moderator and Clerk shall be nominated from the floor and shall be elected by a 
majority vote at each annual meeting. Other officers shall be nominated by the 
nominating committee and shall be elected by a majority vote at each annual 
meeting. All officers and leaders shall be active members in their local churches. 

Section 1 . The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the Associ- 
ation and appoint committees as are required by the Constitution and give 
general supervision and support of all Associational Activities. 

Section 2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence of the 
Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon to do so. 

Section 3. The Clerk, who shall keep a fair record of the proceedings, shall 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Associational Annuals within a 
reasonable time following the meeting of the Association and shall keep and 
preserve all Associational Records in the Associational Office. 

Section 4. The Treasurer, who shall receive all monies of the Association. 
And shall make disbursements in accordance with the budget, or for the pur- 
pose for which the funds were contributed, or on request of the Budget Com- 
mittee. The Treasurer shall keep a record of offerings and disbursements and 
report same to the Association. A copy of such report shall be in the Associ- 
ational Office. Upon request of the Executive Committee of the Association the 
Associational Financial records may be audited. 

Section 5. Minister of Music, who will plan and direct the music for the annual 
meeting and promote needed activities to encourage and improve the Music 
Ministry in local churches. 

Section 6. The Historian, who shall collect and preserve records of the history 
of the Association. 

Section 7. The Director of Sunday Schools, who shall promote and encourage 
the building of better Sunday Schools in our Association by planning for and 
conducting an Association wide Sunday School meeting each quarter or as 
needed. 

Section 8. The Vacation Bible School Director, whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by Member Churches thereby 
causing increased study of the Bible. 

Section 9. The Director of Church Ministries and Training, who shall promote 
and encourage the Church Training Program in all the Churches of the Associ- 
ation by planning for and conducting an Associational Wide Church Training 
Meeting each quarter or as needed. 



Section 1 0. The Director of Women's Missionary Union, who shall direct and 
promote the work of the W.M.U. in Churches of the Association. 

Section 1 1 . The Director of Brotherhood, who shall direct and promote the 
work among men and boys in the Churches of the Association. 

Section 1 2. The Director of Media Services, who shall promote and supervise 
Media Services in the local churches and in the Associational Office. 

Section 1 3. The Director of Youth Ministries, who shall along with the Asso- 
ciation Youth Ministries Committee, plan, promote, and supervise a balanced 
ministry to the Youth (7th through 1 2th grades) of Yancey County. 

The Directors and the Historian will prepare reports and file the same with the 
clerk not later than July 1 2 . 

Article VII 
CHAIRMEN AND THEIR DUTIES 
The Chairmen shall be nominated by the Nominating Committee and shall be 
elected by a majority vote at each annual meeting. 

Section 1 . The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage study, fellowship and activity among the Deacons of the various Chur- 
ches of the Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties of 
such deacons. 

Section 2. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of the 
Pastor's Conference. Membership shall be composed of Pastors and other or- 
dained ministers of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 3. The Children's Homes Chairman, whose duty it shall be to work for 
increased interest in the Children's Homes and the furnishing of aid thereto. 

Section 4. The Baptist Publication Chairman, whose duty it shall be to stress 
the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive use. 

Section 5. The Higher Christian Education Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance and value of Christian Education and the necessity of for- 
stering the various schools now being supported by Southern Baptist. 

Section 6. The Hospital Chairman, whose duty it is to work with the Member 
Churches of the Association and our Baptist State Hospital. 

Section 7. The Chairman of the Homes of Aging, whose duty it shall be to in- 
form the Churches about this phase of work and encourage them to support the 
same. 

Section 8. The Mission Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote MIS- 
SION PRAYING, GIVING, WITNESSING and HELPING throughout our Associ- 
ation by working through the organizations. 

Section 9. The American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
furnish information about the work of the Society and encourage a once-a-year 
gift from all Churches. 

Section 10. The Evangelism Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote a 
constructive program of evangelism. He shall promote an Association wide 
evangelistic conference annually. 

Section 1 1 . The Christian Life Chairman, whose duty it shall be to arouse the 
people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) 
store in the town or county and to render any assistance to law enforcement of- 
ficers that might be needed in enforcing laws now on books, and work for the 
promotion of civic righteousness and social uplift. 



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Section 1 2. The Budget Planning Chairman whose duty it shall be, with the 
help of the committee, to prepare a budget, present the same during one of the 
sessions of the Annual Meeting and encourage churches to subscribe to the 
budget. 

The above named chairman will prepare reports and file the same with the 
clerk not later than July 1 2. 

Article VIII 
COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES 

Section 1 . The Associational Moderator shall appoint a nominating committee 
to nominate the auxilliary officers of the Association and to make recommen- 
dations at the annual session of the Association. Providing that the Women's 
Missionary Union, the Sunday School, the Brotherhood and Church Training 
Associational organizations shall recommend a member of their organization for 
membership on the nominating committee. 

Section 2. An Executive Committee shall be elected at each Annual Meeting 
to be composed of a chairman, nominated by the Nominating Committee, two 
pastors and two laymen at large, nominated by the Moderator. In this commit- 
tee there shall be a member from each of the affiliated churches, to be desig- 
nated by the church he or she represents. This committee shall meet at least 
semi-annually. The Moderator, Clerk, Director of Missions, Sunday School 
Director, Church Training Director, Woman's Missionary Union Director, 
Brotherhood Director and Music Director shall be members ex-officio. 

Section 3. The Budget Committee, The Evangelism Committee, The Steward- 
ship Committee, and The Missions Committee shall be composed of not less 
than seven members. These members shall be appointed by the Moderator. 
Each committee shall be composed of two pastors and five laypersons of which 
two shall be women. 

Section 4. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a Resolutions 
Committee, and Ordination Committee and a Committee for Reception of New 
Churches. Each Committee to be composed of three members and appointed by 
the Moderator. 

Section 5. There shall be a Youth Ministries Committee, composed of not less 
than seven members. The members shall be nominated by the Nominating 
Committee and elected by the Association during its annual session. This com- 
mittee shall have at least two young people as members. The Associational 
Directors of Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Church Ministries, WMU 
and Brotherhood shall be ex-officio members. This committee shall plan, 
promote, and supervise a balanced ministry to the Youth (7th through 12th 
grades) of Yancey County. 

Section 6. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from July 1 , to June 30, 
and that the Church Clerks get their Church Letters to the Associational Clerk by 
July 12. 

Article IX 

This constitution may be amended at any annual meeting by a vote of two- 
thirds of its Messengers or Alternates present, provided notice is given the first 
day and voted on the second day of the same annual session. 



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Proceedings 

Of the One Hundred and Second Annual Session 

of the 

Yancey Baptist Association 

Held With West Burnsville Baptist Church 
And Fairview Baptist Church 
August 5 and 6, 1980 

THEME: "Called to be God's People - Committed" 

SCRIPTURE: "/ will be to them a God and they shall be to me a people. " 

Hebrews 8:1 Oc 

1 . The 102nd annual meeting of Yancey Baptist Association was called to 
order by Lester Murphey, associate moderator, at West Burnsville Baptist 
Church on Tuesday, August 5, 1 980 at 3:00 p.m. He read Hebrews 8: 1 0c for 
the call to worship and called attention to the prayer calendar on the back of the 
program. The opening prayer was led by Dr. Joseph Godwin, pastor of Pleasant 
Gap Baptist Church. 

2. Harold Bennett, Jr., pastor of the host church, West Burnsville, extended 
a warm welcome to the messengers and visitors and made necessary announce- 
ments. 

3. The first item of business was the adoption of the program as printed as 
the order of business. H.G. Bailey moved the adoption of the program. Harold 
Lusk seconded the motion. Motion carried. 

4. The moderator, Harold Bennett, Jr., recognized new pastors in the Asso- 
ciation and stated that Ken Mashburn, pastor of Windom, and Garland Higgins, 
pastor at Fairview, are leaving the Association to begin work elsewhere. New 
pastors were: John Huntley, Crabtree Baptist Church; Lawrence Glenn, 
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church; and Rudy Owens, Young's Chapel. 

5. The moderator announced that proposed amendments to the constitution 
would be brought before the group tomorrow, and urged messengers to attend. 
He appointed the following committees: Resolutions Committee - Mrs. Herman 
Mason, Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, and L.H. Wing. Place and Preacher Committee - 
Harold Lusk, Earl Harris, Mrs. Barbara Bacon. (Note: Those appointed to serve 
on Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, Ordination and Reception of 
New Churches, Budget, Evangelism, Stewardship, and Mission Committees are 
listed under standing committees in Associational Directory located in front of 
annual.) 

6. Charles Gatwood, Director of the Department of Music, of the Baptist 
State Convention led moments of worship "In Song, A Thought and a Prayer." 

7. The following people from our Baptist Agencies were recognized to give 
reports of their work. Clifton Winn, Childrens' Homes; Calvin Knight, Baptist 
Hospital; Hugh Starnes, Homes for Aging. Clifton Winn read a letter from Luther 
Osment, expressing his regrets because he was unable to attend the annual 
meeting. Mr. Winn is employed at the Home for Unwed Mothers in Asheville and 
this was the first time he had attended an Associational meeting. 

Hugh Starnes expressed his appreciation to Laura Mae Hilliard, Director of 
Missions, for the fine job she does in preparing the program for the annual meet- 
ing. Mr. Starnes invited the messengers to attend a covered dish supper at the 
North Carolina Homes for the Aging in Asheville on August 1 8, 6:00 p.m. 

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Calvin Knight told about a Ministers Care Plan which has been started by Bap- 
tist Hospital. 

8. A video tape of the work of the General Board was shown by James Lam- 
bert, area missionary. Harold Bennett, Jr., representative on the General Board 
from Yancey Association informed the group about the purpose and function of 
state convention, and urged churches to send messengers to the annual 
meeting of the convention. 

9. Charles Gatwood led in the singing of "We Are Called to be God's 
People." 

10. Cecil Sherman, pastor of First Baptist Church, Asheville, and current 
president of the North Carolina Baptist Convention, was introduced by the 
moderator and spoke to the group. 

1 1 . Mrs. Joseph Godwin was recognized to pay tribute to H.B. Bailey, and 
sister, Miss Tensie Bailey who have set outstanding records in attendance at the 
annual meetings of the Association. (See tribute, published in annual as read by 
Mrs. Godwin.) 

12. Joseph Godwin, professor of psychology at Mars Hill College, gave a 
report on Baptist Colleges. Dr. Godwin stated that the colleges are interested in 
the body, mind, and soul of each student who enters the college. 

1 3. The moderator called on Mrs. Jess Styles, clerk, to make a roll call of the 
churches. Eighteen churches were represented by 1 1 8 messengers. Kasey 
Thurman, infant daughter of the Reverend and Mrs. Dennis Thurman was the 
youngest present and attended all sessions of the annual meeting. 

14. Sue Fitzgerald, Mars Hill College, announced that resource materials 
would be on display during the supper hour and invited the group to view this 
material. 

1 5. Benediction and blessing was brought by James Lambert and the meeting 
was adjourned for food and fellowship. 

TUESDAY NIGHT - AUGUST 5 
West Burnsville Baptist Church 

16. The evening session was opened by Mrs. Mike Higgins, organist of the 
host church, playing a selection of hymns. 

1 7. The moderator, Harold Bennett, Jr., welcomed guests and messengers to 
the meeting. 

18. Charles Gatwood, led in the singing of "We are Called to be God's 
People." 

19. The call to worship was given by Lester Murphey and Lawrence Glenn, 
pastor at Pleasant Grove led in prayer. 

20. The Place and Preacher Report was given by Harold Lusk as follows: 

First Day - August 4 - Burnsville, First 
Second Day - August 5 - South Estatoe 
Preacher - Dennis Helms 

The report was approved. 

21. Mrs. Herman Mason gave the report for the Resolutions Committee. It 
was approved and is printed in the annual under "Reports." 

22. Mrs. Max Fox and Mrs. Susan Strickland led the youth of the Association 
in a period of worship and song. 

23. Willie Riddle sang "My Tribute." 

24. Opal McDougald presented Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Director of Missions 
with a gift of appreciation from the churches or the Association. 

25. James Lambert, area missionary, showed a video tape and spoke on 
behalf of the agencies of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

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26. A hymn-sing led by Charles Gatwood, concluded the program for the 
evening. 

27. The moderator reminded messengers to be present at Fairview for the 
next session of the annual meeting on Wednesday morning. 

28. Dick Muri, pastor of First Baptist Church, led the closing prayer. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING - AUGUST 6 
Fairview Baptist Church 

29. The Wednesday morning session began with Michael Watson, minister of 
music at First Baptist Church, playing a medley of hymns at the piano. 

30. Lester Murphey, associate moderator, gave the call to worship, using 1 
Peter 2:9 and Garland Higgins, pastor of the host church led in prayer. 

31 . The pastor of the host church, Garland Higgins, was asked to make an- 
nouncements concerning lunch. Reverend Higgins informed the group that he 
will be leaving Fairview in the near future to begin his duties as pastor of a 
church at Marion. 

32. In the absence of the chairman of the nominating committee, Miss Sara 
Hensley, Miss Laura Mae Hilliard read the report of the committee and moved its 
adoption. Harold Lusk seconded the motion and it carried. 

33. The moderator reminded the group that officers would be elected at the 
afternoon session and also of the proposed amendments to the constitution. 

34. The recommendation of the budget committee was presented for vote. 
Harold Lusk moved that the budget be adopted as presented. Dennis Thurman 
seconded the motion. Motion carried. 

35. Harold Bennet, Jr., moderator, discussed the possibility of the Associa- 
tion purchasing a video tape machine to be used by the churches. Individual 
churches will be contacted later for donations for this project. 

36. Charles Gatwood led in a period of song and meditation. He was assisted 
by the following people: Mrs. Opal McDougald, Mr. & Mrs. George Davis, Mrs. 
Max Fox, Mike Higgins, and Mrs. Brooks Boone. 

37. Sue Fitzgerald, was introduced by Lester Murphey, and spoke to the 
group of using available resources effectively in the churches. 

38. Charles Gatwood was presented by the associate moderator to lead the 
messengers in the hymn, "We are Called to be God's People." 

39. The work of Yancey Baptist Association was presented by Miss Laura 
Mae Hilliard, Director of Missions and the following people representing the 
organizations: Sunday School, Mrs. George Davis; Vacation Bible School, Mrs. 
Charles Tomberlin; WMU, Mrs. Opal McDougald; Brotherhood, Mike Higgins; 
Church Training, Laura Mae Hilliard; Church Music, Mrs. Max Fox; Evangelism, 
Dennis Thurman; Missions, George Davis; Stewardship, Mrs. G.E. Freeman; 
American Bible Society, Mrs. Brooks Boone; Publications, Miss Madge Carter. 

Appreciation was expressed by the director of missions to Miss Madge Carter 
for her help in preparing the posters used for this presentation. 

40. Associate Moderator Murphey introduced Marse Grant, editor of The 
Biblical Recorder who spoke on behalf of Christian Publications and encouraged 
more church members to subscribe to the state paper. 

41 . Hymn - "Set My Soul on Fire, Lord," was directed by Charles Gatwood 
and accompanied by Michael Watson as pianist. 

42. G.E. Freeman, pastor of South Estatoe Baptist Church, preached the an- 
nual sermon using scripture from Hebrews 1 2. 

43. The prayer of thanksgiving for lunch was led by Sue Fitzgerald. 



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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON - AUGUST 6 



44. Mrs. Lisa Mauney, member of First Baptist Church Choir, opened the af- 
ternoon session with a selection of hymn at the piano. 

45. Lester Murphey, pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, gave the call 
to worship using Hebrews 8:10 and led in prayer. 

46. The report of the Resolutions Committee was read by Mrs. Charles Tom- 
berlin and H.G. Bailey moved it be adopted. Motion was seconded by Lawrence 
King and carried. 

47. Business: Amendments to the Constitution of the Yancey Baptist Asso- 
ciation as proposed by the Executive Committee and the Deacons of First Bap- 
tist Church: 

ARTICLE VI - Sections 7 and 9 - Officers and their Duties - add after each 
quarter the words "As Needed." The moderator called for discussion. B.T. 
Howell moved the approval of the amendment. Seconded by H.G. Bailey. 
Motion carried. 

ARTICLE VII - Chairmen and their Duties - Add to Section 12. The Budget 
Chairman whose duty it shall be, with the help of the committee, to prepare a 
budget, present the same during one of the sessions of the annual meeting 
and encourage churches to subscribe to the budget. Dick Muri suggested the 
amendment be amended to read "The Budget Planning Committee" rather 
than "The Budget Chairman." A motion was called for and it was made by 
Dick Muri, seconded by Michael Watson. Motion carried. The moderator 
asked for a motion to approve the amended amendment and Dick Muri moved 
its approval. Motion was seconded by Harold Lusk and carried. 
ARTICLE VIII - Committees and Their Duties - Section 2. An Executive Com- 
mitte shall be elected at each annual meeting to be composed of a chairman, 
nominated by the Nominating Committee, two pastors and two laymen at 
large, nominated by the moderator. In this committee there shall be a member 
from each of the affiliated churches, to be nominated by the church he or she 
represents. This committee shall meet at least semi-annually. The moderator, 
clerk, and director of missions shall be members ex-officio. 
G.E. Freeman asked why the directors of the Associatibnal organizations 
were eliminated from this committee. Laura Mae Hilliard responded by stating 
that due to the fact that officers selected by the Nominating Committee to serve 
as directors of Church Training, Brotherhood, WMU, Church Music, must come 
from churches in which these organizations are presently functioning, it was 
sometimes necessary for one church to have more than one person serving on 
this committee. This new proposal will provide for more equal representation of 
the churches on the Executive Committee. 

Dr. Joseph Godwin asked that the word "designate" rather than "nominate" 
be used in the sentence reading "There shall be a member from each of the af- 
filiated churches, to be nominated by the church he or she represents." He was 
requested to put this suggestion in the form of a motion which he did. The 
second to the motion to amend the amendment was made by G.E. Freeman. 
Motion carried. 

Dick Muri requested that the Sunday School Director, Church Training Direc- 
tor, WMU Director, Brotherhood Director and Music Director be added as ex- 
officio members of the Executive Committee. A motion was called for. Dick 
Muri made the motion which was seconded by G.E. Freeman. Motion carried. A 
motion was called for to accept the amended amendment. Dick Muri made the 
motion, seconded by G.E. Freeman. Motion carried. 



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The moderator announced that time for the business had expired and called 
for a motion to extend the time. Dennis Thurman moved that 1 minutes be ad- 
ded to the business session. Second was made by G.E. Freeman. Motion 
carried. 

ARTICLE VI - Officers and Their Duties (Proposed by Deacons of First Baptist 
Church) Section 13. The Director of Youth Ministries, who shall along with 
the Association Youth Ministries Committee, plan, promote and supervise a 
balanced ministry to the Youth (7th through 1 2th grades) of Yancey County. 
OR AMEND ARTICLE VII, Chairmen and their Duties , by adding the follow- 
ing after Section 1 1 : Section 1 2. The Youth Ministries Chairman, who shall 
along with the Associational Youth Ministries Committee plan, promote and 
supervise a balanced ministry to the Youth (7th through 1 2th grades) of Yan- 
Yancey County. 

Dick Muri spoke to this amendment and moved its adoption. Second was 
made by H.G. Bailey. Motion carried. 
ARTICLE VIII, Committees and Their Duties, add the following after Section 
4. Section 5. There shall be a Youth Ministries Committee composed of not 
less than seven members. The members shall be nominated by the Nominat- 
ing Committee and elected by the Association during its annual session. This 
committee shall have at least two young people as members. The Associa- 
tional Directors of Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Church Ministires, 
WMU and Brotherhood shall be ex-officio members. This committee shall 
plan, promote and supervise a balanced ministry to the Youth (7th through 
1 2th grades) of Yancey County. 

Dick Muri spoke to this amendment. Michael Watson requested information 
as to how to include this project in the budget and was informed that a request 
would need to be submitted to the Budget Committee. 

Earl Harris asked if action could be taken to fill places on the proposed com- 
mittee before next annual meeting. Laura Mae Hilliard stated that it is the duty 
of the Nominating Committee to fill any vacancies occurring during the year and 
that this would be their responsibility. 

The moderator announced that the time extension had expired and Lawrence 
King moved to extend the time by five minutes. Garland Higgins seconded the 
motion and it carried. Dick Muri moved to approve the amendment as printed. 
Michael Watson made the second and the motion carried. 

48. The time for election of officers having arrived, Moderator Bennett stated 
that due to the illness of her mother, Mrs. Paul Eckstorm had asked to be 
replaced as treasurer. Miss Wanda Robertson has been contacted and agreed to 
serve. Mrs. Joseph Godwin moved Miss Robertson be elected. The second was 
made by Harold Lusk. Motion carried and Wanda Robertson will serve as 
treasurer. 

Other officers elected were: Lester Murphey, Moderator; Dennis Thurman, 
Associate Moderator; Mrs. Jess Styles, Clerk. 

49. Charles Gatwood led in moments of worship. 

50. The Director of the Department of Missions, Baptist State Convention, 
Miss Sara Ann Hobbs was presented by Moderator Bennett. Scripture used was 
Matthew 1 6. Miss Hobbs stated that in this passage Jesus was speaking about 
the universal church. 

51. Charles Gatwood led the congregation in singing "We Are Called to be 
God's People." 

52. Moderator Bennett expressed appreciation to Miss Sara Ann Hobbs and 
to Charles Gatwood for their participation in the annual meeting. 



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53. The final item on the program was a time of sharing. Joseph Godwin ex- 
pressed the opinion that lack of knowledge and commitment on part of pastors 
is the main reason for churches not participating in Cooperative Program giving 
and other Southern Baptist Programs. 

Laura Mae Hilliard announced that the Association has three couples serving 
on the foreign mission field and requested that the clerk be instructed to write 
each couple, assuring them of our prayers. The couples are Mr. & Mrs. John 
Divers serving in Argentina, Mr. & Mrs. Dean Harlan serving in Venezuela, and 
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Sutton serving in Brazil. Lester Murphey led in a special prayer 
for these missionaries. 

Mrs. Opal McDougald shared her concern that all church members are not 
properly informed about the cooperative program. 

Garland Higgins expressed appreciation to Yancey Baptist Association for 
meeting at Fairview and commended his church members for the preparation 
they had made for the meeting. 

Nellie Styles expressed appreciation to the outgoing moderator, Harold Ben- 
nett, Jr., for the seven years he has served the Association and Miss Laura Mae 
Hilliard suggested that the group stand in appreciation. This concluded the 
sharing time and the moderator closed with prayer. 

54. The 1 02nd annual meeting of Yancey Baptist Association was adjourned. 

REPORT OF THE RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

We, the Resolutions Committee wish to submit the following resolutions: 

1 . That we express our thanks to Miss Laura Mae Hilliard for the devotion and 
untiring effort in preparation of an insp : -ing program and each speaker that has 
had a part on the program. 

2. To the West Burnsville and Fairview Churches and to the pastors and 
members for their generous hospitality and delicious meals. 

3. To the moderator and vice-moderator for their gracious and effective way 
of presiding at the sessions of the annual meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Herman Mason 
Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 
L.H. Wing 

"FORWARD THROUGH THE AGES - 1 979-80" 

Once again the time has come for us to turn the pages of history for our Yan- 
cey Baptist Association and begin our planning for another year - another page 
- another forward walk with our fellow Baptists in service for our Lord. 

This 1 01 st year began with the Cane River Baptist Church as the location for 
the first day of our annual associational meeting. The friendly atmosphere, the 
delicious meal and generous hospitality, the well-planned program, wonderful 
speakers, and Christian fellowship experienced there gave everyone a sense of 
warm brotherly love and a realization that we as Baptists united have many 
challenging goals to accomplish in the years before us. 

The second day of our annual session was held at the Bolen's Creek Baptist 
Church. The spirit of Christian fellowship, loyalty and cooperation, and an ap- 



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preciation for our Baptist Heritage was exemplified once again in a challenging 
program through words and music, a delicious meal, and the presentation of 
plans for a new year before the close of the Association's annual session. 

The year that becomes history today has been well spent in many activities in 
our local churches and our Association. 

A first this year for our churches was a Senior Adult day in some of the 
churches and an associational Senior Adult program and fellowship under the 
leadership of Mrs. Nellie Styles, our Senior Adult Coordinator. 

Many phases of our work showed new interest, an increase in attendance, 
larger offerings for missions and the cooperative program, new church mem- 
bers, and larger contributions to our associational office building fund. 

Forward? Yes, but the fields are still "white unto harvest" Bold Missions 
goals are yet to be reached. What will the pages of history reveal about our 
churches, our people (you and me), our work in the service of our Lord in the 
days that lie ahead? 

Sara Hensley, Historian 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

"If a church faithfully proclaims God's Word, 
earnestly studies the Bible and prays, 
nothing will keep it from growing. " 

These are the words of a pastor and they present a challenge to us. We feel 
that you will agree that the churches of this Association need to grow. We are 
bold enough to say that growth would happen, if our Sunday Schools involved 
more people in Bible Study. 

We can have "growing" Sunday Schools but there is a price to pay. Here are 
some things our 24 Sunday Schools need to do: 

1 . Observe Preparation Week in September. 

2. Conduct outreach month - October, Planned visitation High Attendance 
Sunday. 

3. Train workers in their teaching and outreach responsibilities. 

4. Promote a Sunday School Evangelism Workshop. 

5. Conduct January Bible Study - fully graded. 

6. a. Lead all Sunday School workers and members of Adult and Youth 

classes to enrich their devotional life through the use of Open Windows 
(Adults) and Encounter (Youth), 
b. Emphasize "Bible Read Daily" each Sunday. 

One of the goals of Bold Mission Thrust - increase Sunday School enrollment 
22% by 1 982. In 1 976: 2,305 were enrolled in the 24 Sunday Schools report- 
ing to the Association this year. Needed in Yancey to reach the goal, an enroll- 
ment of 2,812 by 1982. This year the Sunday Schools reported 2,222 
enrolled, with an average attendance of 1 ,550. 

Twenty-one attended the Sunday School Conference during the Key Leader- 
ship Conference. Mr. Robert Stewart, Director of the Sunday School Depar- 
ment. Baptist State Convention, led this conference. 

Sixty-one attended the Sunday School Leadership Night. The five conferen- 
ces were led by the Associational Leadership. This is the record: General of- 
ficers - 1 8; Preschool workers - 7; Workers with children - 6; Youth workers - 9; 
Adult workers - 21 . 



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A Whistle-Stop Workshop for workers with children was conducted. Miss 
Janice Hayworth, Children's Consultant, Baptist State Convention, and two 
Southwide workers were here for this workshop. 

The happenings in 1979-80 are now history. We need as God's People to 
commit our best in the days ahead to reach people for Bible Study and to effec- 
tively teach God's word to those we reach. 

Respectfully submitted, Ben Riddle 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

The Bible is at the heart of Vacation Bible School. The Bible is our textbook. 
The Bible is our chief source of knowledge about God. 

It is the business of a church to teach the Bible. Originally Vacation Bible 
School was only for children. Now curriculum is provided for all ages. It has 
become an essential part of the church's annual Bible teaching program. 

We had 23 churches reporting a Bible School with 1 ,31 2 enrolled. 

Respectfully submitted, Doris Tomberlin 

CHURCH TRAINING 

Church Training is an important part of the Bold Mission Thrust. Church Train- 
ing is one of the five major programs of a local church. It is called upon to train 
the membership of the church. The present leaders and the future leaders of a 
church are found in Church Training, if a church has this important organization. 
The Church Training Program is not in competition with other program organiza- 
tions of a church but enhances them. 

The Church Training Program deals with four areas of study: Christian Doc- 
trine, Christian Ethics, Christian History and Church Policy and Organization. 
However, many other areas are explored, depending upon the church often, the 
four basic areas of study are neglected. If any are neglected, the church suffers. 
It suffers by not having trained workers and members. 

In our Association seven churches reported Church Training during 1 979-80. 
This means that 1 7 churches are passing up the opportunity of providing for 
their church family all that Church Training has to offer. 

The highlight of last year was "M Night." We met with West Burnsville Bap- 
tist Church. We had 1 24 present from 1 3 churches - eight with Church Training 
and five that have no Church Training Program. 

I ask that each church set some challenging goals for the coming year for the 
Church Training Program. Aim high and God will bless you for it. By all working 
together the year 1 980-8 1 can be our best year for Church Training ever. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wanda Robertson, Director 
Church Training 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

"Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. " 

Proverbs 16:3 

This year W.M.U. emphasis was "Life Changing Commitment." Shouldn't 
the W.M.U. be the first to accept personal accountability for world missions? 



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With only eight churches in our Association with W.M.U.'s, can we be content 
to sit down until all our churches are challenged to boldly go forth with his word 
and share it with every person who needs to hear of oufSaviour? Yes, we added 
one church to our Union this year. Welcome, Cane River W.M.U. 

The highlight of our year was the meeting on August 9 with Mt. Pleasant 
Church. Following the election of officers we were greatly inspired by the 
special music furnished by the men of West Burnsville Church and the message 
brought by Brother Fayiz Saknimi from the Home Mission Board. 

On November 26th, we met with Bolen's Creek Church for our Foreign 
Mission study taught by Mrs. Godwin. She taught the adults Home Mission 
Book in February at West Burnsville. The Youth Mission Organizations met this 
same night for their mission study. 

All of our year has not been disappointing, but are we satisfied? "Commit thy 
ways unto the Lord, Trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass." Psalms 3:5 

Exciting things can happen next year! We need to be truly "Laborers together 
with God." I Corinthians 3:9 

Respectfully submitted, 
Opal McDougald 

BROTHERHOOD REPORT 

An effort has been made this associational year to promote Brotherhood work 
in the churches with the assistance of staff and personnel from the Baptist State 
Convention. 

Ed Bullock, State Brotherhood Director met and explained the Baptist Men's 
program early in the associational year. The program was explained in detail 
emphasing the importance of a Baptist Men's program in a church. We were in- 
formed that this mission arm of the church could carry out God's work in a 
community by ministering to those in prisons, rest homes, hospitals and other 
places of need. We were informed how we could become personally involved in 
doing mission work on the state and national levels by giving our time and 
talents to do such things as help build churches or just assisting missionaries to 
do their work. 

The Royal Ambassador program was explained as being an important part of 
Brotherhood work. Emphasis was placed on the need of the Baptist Men's 
organization supporting R.A. work in their church. 

Unfortunately there were only two or three churches represented to receive 
this inspiring information concerning the Baptist Men's organization. 

Bob Watson, the State Royal Ambassador Director, visited in our Association 
to explain how churches could have a R.A. organization in their church. Five of 
our churches were represented with three of them expressing interest and plans 
to start the organization in their churches. We were given information concern- 
ing the various mission and interest activities boys can become involved in as a 
result of a R.A. chapter in their church. Such as attending Camp Caraway where 
R.A. boys both enjoy themselves and grow spiritually as a result of the spiritual 
and mission emphasis at the camp. Representatives from the churches were 
given materials to assist them in starting a R.A. chapter in their churches. 

Even though churches have shown interest in Brotherhood work this 
associational year and received information concerning its importance there is 
only one church that has an active Baptist Men's organization and two churches 
that have R.A. organizations. 

Respectfully submitted, Mike Higgins 
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MUSIC 



"Music is love in search of a word. " 

God's chosen people have always been music lovers. Music has played an 
important part in God's plan for His people through the ages. The Bible says this 
--three-fourths of the books have some reference to music, the first and last 
books mention music and the Psalms abound with references to music. 

In the Yancey Association 14 churches reported a Church Music Ministry. 
These churches have 503 enrolled with an average weekly church music atten- 
dance of 326. This is an improvement over last year's record - 397 enrolled and 
an averaye attendance of 234. Ten of these churches: Brown's Creek; Burns- 
ville, First; Price's Creek; Riverside; South Estatoe; West Burnsville; and Win- 
dom reported a larger enrollment. Burnsville, First reported the largest increase 
in enrollment - 95. 

Two important dates need to be remembered: 
September 1 5th- 1 6th, an Associational Music Workshop 
September 1 9th-20th, Volunteer Music Directors' Retreat, Caraway. 

We look forward to having the State Church Music Director, Charles Gat- 
wood, with us for the annual meeting. This leads us to say "Thank you, Lord, 
for sending our way such a great Christian and an efficient musician." 

Respectfully submitted, Jeanette Fox 
SENIOR ADULT REPORT 

In February of 1979, the Department of Aging was created by the Baptist 
State Convention with Ted Williams as its director. Each Association was 
requested to elect a senior adult coordinator to work with the local churches in 
promoting this work. 

Last fall, Ted Williams met with a group representing eight churches to 
discuss some things that churches can do to assist in this line of work. Bolen's 
Creek, Brown's Creek, Burnsville, First, Cane River, Laurel Branch, Mount 
Pleasant, and West Burnsville have appointed members to serve as senior adult 
coordinators. 

In May, our Director of Missions and I attended a workshop for senior adult 
coordinators at Caraway Conference Center and studied the book "How to 
Minister to Senior Adults in Your Church" by Horace L. Kerr, which was taught 
by the writer. 

One church, Burnsville,First, held a senior adult day in May which was well at- 
tended. On Monday night, June 2, the Association sponsored a senior adult 
fellowship at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with 46 attending. 

Our goal is to plan for some activity each quarter during the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted, Nellie Styles 

DEACONS 

The associational year 1 979-80 is now history. We had good "intentions" - 
we were really going to get things done. But we did not and we know we cannot 
recall those 366 days. 

We do have a new year before us. At this point with Paul, we would like to 
say - "We press toward the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus." 

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This year we will be promoting a Deacons' workshop. This workshop will help 
us to be aware of and accept our responsibilities as Deacons. We have yet to 
see what would happen, if the deacons of the 24 Missionary Baptist Churches 
of this Association marched together under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. 

Respectfully submitted, Billy Ray Bailey 

PASTORS' CONFERENCE 

A pastors' conference needs pastors. Unfortunately few choose to attend. 
We do that which is most important to us. If Pastors' Conference is unimpor- 
tant let's find out the problem and do something about it. 

On a positive note the First Annual Yancey Christian Life Conference 
organized by the Pastors' Conference was held last year. This proved to be a 
blessing to many (myself included) and it is hoped it will be a great spiritual 
refreshing for years to come. This year we will have Dr. Dean Weaver as 
speaker, the week of October 6-10. 

Respectfully submitted, Dennis Thurman 

PUBLICATIONS 

"By many hands the work of God is done. " R. Le Gallienne 

When we consider the quality of Baptist literature available, we should be 
very grateful. The Biblical Recorder is not only our state paper, but the editor, 
Mr. Marse J. Grant, truly tells it "like it is!" Currently eight churches are sub- 
scribing with the total of 321 subscribers. Five churches have the every mem- 
ber budget plan, and three churches have the club plan. Let me challenge the 
churches with our subscribers to start a club or use the budget plan in your 
church. 

Charity and Children, a bi-monthly magazine, is received by individual sub- 
scriptions in our Association. Special emphasis is given to the children in care. 
Other features make it an enjoyable source of information. 

Some churches and church libraries are subscribing to Home Missions and 
The Commission. These have a wealth of knowledge that should make us very 
conscious of our priority in reading. 

Mr. N.D. Hillis has said, "The most striking fact in modern life is the growing 
reverence for the teachings and character of Jesus Christ." 

Respectfully submitted, Madge Carter 

BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES 

"This is not a time for complacency in child care and family services 
in North Carolina. It is a time for rigorous study, reflective planning, 
earnest prayer, and courageous action. " 

The Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina is an Institution of the Baptist 
State Convention and provides a Christian ministry of child care and family ser- 
vices. 

The lives of more than 4,000 people were affected in a significant way by the 
services of the Children's Homes during the past year. 



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1 . Care and related services provided for 1 ,547 children. 

2. A close working relationship was maintained with 2,330 adults while 
working with the children. 

3. Consultant services provided for more than 500 other adults through 
the Child Development Center, family counseling, and related family 
education workshops. 

The Maternity Home in Asheville continues its ministry of loving and caring for 
those with a special need. One of the cottages on the Broyhill Campus is now 
being used for Emergency Care. 

Dr. Wagoner recently said, "Necessary to the fulfillment of the mission of the 
Children's Homes are 'people' resources, financial resources and spiritual 
resources." He feels confident that we are blessed with all of these. We need to 
continue expressing our concern through our giving, our prayers and through 
other types of involvement. 

Respectfully submitted, Vergis Anglin 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR AGING 

Ministry to an older person is a ministry as unto Christ himself, and it is people 
like Mrs. Tillie Crabtree who make it all worth it. Mrs. Crabtree, a resident at 
Hayes Home who finds it very painful to walk, came recently all the way from 
her room to the office of the Executive Director, Bill Poole, to say, "Thank you" 
for all the blessings of the Baptist Homes to her as a resident and to give a per- 
sonal gift of money to the Homes from her limited personal spending money, as 
an expression of her gratitude to the Lord and to North Carolina Baptists. 

The ministry to older persons through our Baptist Homes is the youngest of all 
our social service ministries. We have just completed our 29th year of ministry, 
and are moving with faith and with gratitude into our 30th year and into the new 
decade of the 80's. God has blessed through all of these years in marvelous 
ways and has given to N.C. Baptists the privilege of moving into five areas of 
our state with this special ministry -- Resthaven, the Hayes Home, the Apart- 
ment Complex, and the Nursing Unit all in Winston-Salem; and homes in 
Albemarle, Hamilton, Yanceyville, and Asheville! The past year has been filled 
with excitement and accomplishment. A dream was fulfilled when the new 
Western North Carolina Baptist Home in Asheville opened in March 1 979. This 
Home now has 49 residents who are a most welcome addition to our Baptist 
Homes family. 

Gifts from our Baptist churches, though encouraging, have fallen behind 
previous years' gifts through the two vital sources of income for the Homes - 
through the Cooperative Program, and through the new North Carolina Missions 
Offering. Through these two sources of support, N.C. Baptists will continue to 
supplement needy residents who cannot pay the full cost of care and who are 
very dependent on these love gifts. Those who are, supplemented at some time 
during their residence in our Baptist Homes family are in the majority. 

If it were possible for them to do so personally, the residents in our Homes 
would say to Yancey Baptists who were involved in this ministry, "Thank you." 
Let us urge each of our churches to give through the Cooperative Program and 
through the North Carolina Missions Offering in September. By doing this our 
Association will help to provide a home for older people if and when needed. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

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BAPTIST HOSPITAL 



During the past year, our hospital has again received accreditation for the 
maximum period, two years, by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of 
Hospitals. Only about one-third of the hospitals in the nation receive the full 
two-year accreditation. 

Our hospital is constantly upgrading its staff, facilities and equipment. In 
recent months, a carbon dioxide surgical laser has been added. The laser emits 
an invisible beam of light which vaporizes tissue, cutting and coagulating at the 
same time. It is used now for delicate surgery of the larynx, upper respiratory 
tract, and lung. It has potential, also, for surgery of other internal organs. 

New ultrasound equipment provides improved accuracy in determining 
location and degree of blocked arteries. The department of dentistry is being ex- 
panded to meet an increasing need for specialty dental services. An occupation- 
al therapist has been added to the staff to help patients recover functional skills 
lost through accident or disease. A new instrument has been acquired for test- 
ing infants with suspected hearing loss. 

The financial counseling section is now better prepared to assist those who 
need its services. Through a special arrangement with the Forsyth County 
Social Services Department, social workers and a counselor for the state's Crip- 
pled Children's Program are now stationed in the hospital and are immediately 
available to patients. 

The staff and trustees continue to make every effort to keep operating costs 
as low as possible. In this connection, our hospital recently became a charter 
member of the Sun Alliance, an organization of 22 large hospitals in nine south- 
eastern states. A primary purpose of the alliance is to keep operating costs (and 
consequently, patient charges) as low as possible through group purchasing of 
capital equipment, the development and sharing of comparative data and 
management information, and possible group arrangements with specialized 
consultants. 

The Department of Pastoral Care continues to provide a pastoral ministry to 
hospital patients and their families, individual and group counseling in crisis situ- 
ations, clinical pastoral education at several levels, and numerous events in 
human enrichment and development. During the past year, the department has 
begun a Minister's Care Plan, in which the Baptist State Convention provides 
financial assistance for ministers and/or their families who seek pastoral coun- 
seling through one of the department's regional centers. Also, the position of 
Chaplain to Medical Students has been elevated to a staff/faculty position. 

Construction on the Focus Building, is almost complete. Several departments 
of the Medical Center will be occupying this building in the near future. 

The hospital staff would like to express their appreciation for our continuing 
financial support. During 1979, the hospital received $400,500 through the 
Cooperative Program, and $357,51 7 through the North Carolina Missions Of- 
fering and designated gifts. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

EVANGELISM 

Our records in evangelism for this year indicate that we have received into the 
membership of the churches in Yancey Association: 101 by baptism, 104 by 
letter or statement, for total additions of 205 to our churches. (1 80 members 

were lost.) ~ c 

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Last year a bus was chartered by Burnsville, First, West Burnsville, and Cane 
River to take youth to Youth Evangelism Night in Greensboro. This was a won- 
derful trip and gave me a hunger to see more churches involved in this. This is 
the last year for Youth Evangelism Night to be held in Greensboro. Beginning 
next year we will travel to Asheville. It would be wonderful to take a group from 
every church to Greensboro this year. 

Perhaps the single most important thing done in evangelism last year was the 
People Search Project. Some precious souls were won to the Lord and many 
others located in this effort. Now the big task to reach the lost and unchurched 
which we found must be underataken. Important for this is training. I hope we 
can plan a Lay Evangelism School for this next year. 

Let me encourage each church to form an Evangelism Committee. Bill Lamb, 
who was with us for the Bold Evangelism Clinic last year wants to come back 
and train these workers. Bill, of course, is Director of Evangelism for the Baptist 
State Convention. The importance of such a group within the local church 
should be apparent. 

We are still concerned about the number of churches that did not report bap- 
tisms last year. There were five churches with no baptisms. May God use us 
this year to spread the gospel in Yancey County. 

Respectfully submitted, Dennis Thurman 

MISSIONS 

"He calleth His own sheep by name." (John 10:3b) - this truth thrills our 
soul. However, this is not all because Jesus said, "Other sheep I have, which 
are not of this fold: them also I must bring." (John 1 0: 1 6a) How is He to reach 
them? We find the answer in His command to us, God's people - "Go ye into all 
the world and preach the gospel to every creature." (Mark 16:15) 

Believing that knowledge does make a difference, we joined with the WMU in 
promoting two mission study classes. In November the adults studied, "Baptist 
Trade Winds." In February the Home Mission graded series were studied. Our 
mission includes the World. All boundary lines of race, caste and location are 
crossed. Therefore, we promoted three special seasons of prayer and offerings. 
In October, special emphasis was given to the North Carolina Missions Offering; 
in December, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for Foreign Missions and in 
March, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for Home Missions. 

You will note that we had a special Mission emphasis in October, November, 
December, February and March. We were happy with what was accomplished 
and grateful for the participating churches. 

We are now in a new Associational year. Let us resolve to press forward 
toward the goal of making Christ known to every person in the world. This is our 
hour and it is my prayer that we will use it to His honor and glory. 

George Davis 

STEWARDSHIP 

Bold Mission Thrust - greater mission support and church growth - began in 
1 976-77. The introduction is over; in 1 981 we must demonstrate our willing- 
ness to make our Bold Mission Thrust dream come through our Bold Giving. 
Church leaders must lead the people to adjust lifestyles and values in order to 
achieve Bold Missio^ Thrust. The dream is bold! The people are exciting! The 
Mission unmistakably stands before us. 

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Let's look at how our Association did for 1979-80. During the year, the 
churches of our Association gave $21 ,227 through the Cooperative Program. 
Our goal was $ 1 5,000. Our goal for the coming year - $ 22,000. Last year our 
churches gave $1 1,815 for Associational Missions. Our goal was $1 1,675. 
Our Associational Missions goal for 1 980-8 1 is $ 1 3,005, an increase over this 
year of $1 ,1 90. 

Every church is challenged to: 

1 . Give something through the Cooperative Program for Bold Missions Thrust 
support. 

2. Increase the percentage of its total budget income given through the 
Cooperative Program. 

3. Increase the percentage of total budget income for the support of Associa- 
tional Missions. 

Let every church in the Yancey Association demonstrate its genuine concern 
for and commitment to world mission support through bold living and bold 
giving. 

Respectfully submitted, Marilyn Young 

ANNUITY BOARD REPORT 

While serving Southern Baptist churches and agencies in 1 979, the Annuity 
Board marked a period of "achievement, ministry and growth in practically 
every phase of its work," according to Dr. Darold H. Morgan, president. 

Key statistical highlights in 1 979 included: 

1. A 13th Check amounting to 10 per cent of a year's benefit was mailed 
most annuitants in December 1 979. 

2. A total of $ 1 9,1 31 ,539 in retirement benefits was paid. 

3. Insurance benefits through the Board's church, agency and seminary 
programs amounted to $ 1 3,067,338. 

4. Total assets held in trust at the close of the year equaled $667,521 ,987. 

5. Premium income totaled $69,548,849 including contributions and relief 
receipts. 

6. At the close of 1 979, the Board counted 22,879 church and agency mem- 
ber accounts in Plan A, 43,927 in the Fixed Fund investment plan, 4,934 
in the Balanced Fund and 3,941 in the Variable Fund. 

Only about one-third of our churches are participating. We urge the other two- 
thirds to prayerfully consider enrolling their pastor. 

Respectfully submitted, Charles Willis 

THE NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST FOUNDATION 

Chartered in 1 920, it was born out of a need to provide a channel for gifts and 
bequests which would be held in trust. Through these 60 years, your Baptist 
Foundation has received, administered, and distributed gifts to Baptist colleges, 
Children's Homes, Homes for the Aging, foreign and home missions, state 
missions, Baptist Hospital, churches, associations, the Cooperative Program. 
The Foundation receives no money for its own use - it only served as trustee for 
all these Baptist causes. 

Born of a bold idea, it fulfills its mission today giving each Baptist the oppor- 
tunity to be part of Bold Missions now - and forever! 



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The Foundation accepts gifts for Baptist causes in a variety of ways. The 
most frequently used method is a testamentary gift. This is simply a transfer of 
assets through a Will. During the past year, the Foundation Staff has attempted 
to enable the people to extend their stewardship beyond life through the use of a 
Will. A touching and dramatic film, " Better Way" depicting the necessity for 
every adult to have a Will, has been made available by the Foundation for distri- 
bution to any church or group requesting it from the Film Library Department of 
the Baptist State Convention. 

A second way the Foundation receives gifts to support Baptist causes is 
through charitable trusts. Trusts have been established through Will, through 
purchase of gift annuities and through establishment of annuity trusts. 

The Foundation has received Memorial gifts to deceased loved ones. A fund 
to assist Fruitland Bible Institute has been created. Gifts of real estate for the 
support of Southeastern Seminary, local churches and foreign missions have 
been received. One annuity trust was established with the income, after the 
death of the annuitants, to be used by the Foreign Mission Board in its effort to 
assist in the fight against world hunger. 

During the past year, through the many ways it is able to accept gifts, new 
trusts have been established with combined assets of $650,000. Additions to 
existing trusts, providing for scholarships, missions offerings, memorials and 
many other causes, were more than $370,000. The audit of Foundation rec- 
ords for the year ending December 31,1 979 revealed total increase of assets 
for the year was $1,018,681 with total assets of the Foundation being 
$5,115,000. This is exciting when we remember it is all designated for 
Kingdom work through Baptist institutions and causes. 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION REPORT 

There are seven North Carolina Baptist colleges and universities: Campbell, 
Chowan, Gardner-Webb, Mars Hill, Meredith, Wake Forest and Wingate. Baptist 
in their roots and their affections, these schools are Baptists' educational 
mission in our state. There are 53 such colleges, including these seven, related 
to state conventions within the Southern Baptist Convention. 

The highest priority of your Baptist colleges is to serve God and man through 
Christian higher education. Ours is a secular world which views life and history, 
and even man himself, as having no overarching purpose. 

To this hopeless view of the world, the Christian church through its colleges 
and universities has an essential message. The message is that creation has 
purpose, life has meaning and direction and persons created in the image of God 
have eternal significance. 

The task of the Christian college is large and complex: searching for answers 
to perplexing problems; guiding the lives of youth who have been greatly influ- 
enced by the values of a secular society; and interpreting this task in love and 
with reason to those who do not always understand the difficulty of the college 
task. 

Your North Carolina Baptist colleges see themselves as you see them, as a 
valuable part of Christian missions. They operate out of the conviction that 
God's Holy Spirit leads persons in the discovery of truth, that through the Bible, 
God has given us a sufficient guide for faith and practice, and that man is a sin- 
ner by nature who cannot save himself or redeem the world in which he lives. 

Baptist young people are sought and welcomed by Baptist colleges. A 
creative blending of Christian education, financial assistance and spiritual gui- 
dance will help to shape the students as tomorrow's leaders in the church, 
community, state and nation. 

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We can share in this phase of Kingdom work through our prayers and our 
financial support. Too, we have the privilege of encouraging the youth of our 
Association to apply for admission to one of our Baptist colleges. 

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMISSION 

The events of the last year have dramatically highlighted the moral challenges 
of our day. The taking of the American hostages in Iran, the Soviet invasion of 
Afghanistan, the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, recurring violence, worsening 
energy problems, the crisis in family life - all these speak to the need for a fresh 
word from the Lord for our day. During the year the Christian Life Commission 
has been about the task of trying to help Southern Baptists proclaim that word 
with clarity and power. 

The Commission promoted the observance of World Hunger Day, Race 
Relations Sunday, and Christian Citizenship Sunday by the churches, and dis- 
tributed hundreds of thousands of pieces of literature on current moral issues. 
Consultations were held dealing with the unresolved problem of television im- 
morality and with the current crises in economics and energy. In addition, the 
Commission staff wrote articles for a large number of publications, preached 
sermons, led conferences, and gave speeches seeking to further righteousness 
in our land. 

The Commission enlarged its efforts to deal with the difficult problem of world 
hunger by working with the Sunday School Board, the Foreign Mission Board, 
and the Home Mission Board to produce a packet of materials on world hunger 
which was distributed to every Southern Baptist pastor, minister of education, 
and director of missions. This packet of materials was designed to inform 
readers about hunger and to help churches plan for the 1 980 World Hunger Day 
observances. 

Christian citizenship activity among Southern Baptists received significant 
encouragement from the activation in 1 980 of the Christian Citizenship Corps. 
The Corps is a group of Southern Baptists who are committed to active and 
responsible citizenship and who subscribe to the Commission's newsletter 
Moral Alert. Moral Alert informs Southern Baptists about legislation which will 
affect morality in our society, and it presents Christian ethical considerations of 
selected public issues. 

The Christian Life Commission is deeply concerned about the moral climate of 
our society, and seeks to work faithfully in the task of helping Southern Baptists 
in family life, race relations, economics and daily work, Christian citizenship 
development, and special moral concerns. The Christian Life Commission is 
grateful to God for the opportunity to work with Southern Baptists in this great 
responsibility of "helping changed people to change the world." 

Respectfully submitted, Don Young 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

Since its founding 1 64 years ago, the American Bible Society has offered the 
peoples of the world almost 3 billion opportunities to read at least some portion 
of God's Word. Starting out with a distribution of 6,410 Bibles in 1 8 1 6 the ABS 
through the years has steadily increased its ministry of sharing the Scriptures. 
Its current distribution rate is approximately 250 million Bibles, New Testa- 
ments, Portions and Selections every year. The total number of Scriptures circu- 
lated by the American Bible Society since its founding in 1816 reached 
2,995,437,322 on December 31 , 1 979. 

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Donor gifts to the American Bible Society made possible the distribution 
worldwide of 244,259,467 Scriptures during 1 979. Did you have a part in this 
distribution of God's Word? 

In many overseas areas there were extremely encouraging increases in the 
number of people being reached. Some of the most troubled areas of Asia repor- 
ted significant increases. 

The year 1 979 will also be remembered as the year in which the Word of God 
became more easily available to the Chinese people in the People's Republic of 
China. After receiving a Bible sent to him from the Bible Society in Hong Kong, 
one reader from Beijing (Peking) wrote: "I spent two nights to read through the 
New Testament. If one learns the Bible from one's childhood, one's heart will be 
pure and clean. We will not have so many sinners on earth. From now on I will 
read the Bible in detail. I have decided to read one chapter every day. I hope that 
I shall be a Christian soon." 

Only through your continued prayers and financial support can the written 
Word eventually reach into every heart. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Brooks Boone 

PROPOSED BUDGET 1 980-1 981 



PROMOTION EXPENSE 

Sunday School $100.00 

Church Training 1 00.00 

Brotherhood 100.00 

Woman's Missionary Union 1 00.00 

Music 100.00 

Other 100.00 

Total 600.00 

SALARIES 

Director of Missions 5,000.00 

Office Secretary 1 00.00 

Treasurer 100.00 

Clerk 100.00 

Total 5,300.00 
OPERATING EXPENSE 

Office Rent 480.00 

Office Supplies 800.00 

Telephone 350.00 

Fuel - Electricity 650.00 

Director's Car Allowance 4,000.00 

Convention Expense 200.00 

Insurance - Retirement 1,325.00 

Printing Annuals (Less contribution from churches) 1 00.00 

Total 7,805.00 
MISCELLANEOUS 1,100.00 



Promotion Expense $ 600.00 

Salaries 5,300.00 

Operating Expense 7,805.00 

Miscellaneous 1 ,100.00 

Total $14,805.00 

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